Banana Fiber: Scope and Value Added Product Development

C. Vigneswaran, V. Pavithra, V. Gayathri, K. Mythili


Banana is a natural fiber which has wide range of uses, but only 10% of its pseudo stem is being used for making products and remaining is waste or used as fertilizer. As it has a property like UV protection (because of lignin content), moisture absorption, bio degradable etc, it can be used to make variety of products that help farmers economically and have wide scope to create new market. Recent studies have indicated banana fiber possesses a lot of advantageous physical and chemical properties because of which it can be used a very good raw material for the textile and packaging industry.

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