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  Banana Fibre Extracting Project

(A WEALTH FROM WASTE CONCEPT)
 

Banana aptly called as kalpatharu, A gigantic herb, a food fruit crop, an ancient species cultivated all over the world. Next to brazil India is the largest Banana producer.

ECO Machine                             

USAGES

The fruit brunches and leaves are the main source of income, besides leaves are used as Bioplates for serving food in homes, and functions, Banana fruit contains of multi vitamin and proteins, other portions of Banana plant are dumped as waste, farmers often face the problem of disposal of Pseudo stems and these huge stocks are getting accumulated in banana growing areas.

The fruitful utilization of these stems is there fore an important issue related to Banana Cultivation.

BANANA FIBER

Apart from the uses, Banana offers a food source of the fiber with excellent commercial value. Fiber is extracted from the pseudo stems of the Banana after the harvest. Banana fiber is a major alternative to pulp industry. Raw material is freely available. The Banana fiber project creates a lot of employment opportunities in urban and rural sectors. (As a wealth from waste concept) Banana fiber is eco friendly and biodegradable comparing to all other synthetic fibers. 

India has about 5 lakh hactares of Banana cultivation only 10% of the Banana waste (Pseudo stems)  is extracted as fiber, mostly the fiber is extracted by manual process, and the yield of fiber is very low and this kind of manual process needs skilled labours.
 


MACHINERY PROCESS
After a brief study of Banana fiber extraction, Eco Green Unit developed a Banana fiber extraction machine, which can be easily operated, by an unskilled labour and gives a maximum production output.

ADVANTAGES OF THE MACHINE OVER MANUAL PROCESS
Reduces drudgery.
Fifty times increase in fiber production compared to manual process.
User friendly & economic.
Less maintenance cost and safe to operate.
Clean work atmosphere.
30 kg of fiber production per day.
Superior quality fiber in terms of length and softness, strength & colour.

Banana Fiber Extractor (Machinery Division) Praglore  

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Banana fiber extracting machine will be promoted among self help groups, rural & small Entrepreneurs, Banana cultivating farmers ( An additional income of Rs.2,500/- per acre is assured).

DEMAND AND USAGES OF BANANA FIBER
In current world scenario, the banana fiber is being extensively used as a blending material in textile industry, A Vast market is in the countries of U.S.A., European Union, Malaysia, Philippines and in Korea, Japan currency (Yen) is made out of Banana fiber, the export of fiber will earn considerable foreign exchange, to out country, By establishing proper integration with product manufacturing unit and export linkages, no doubt a revolution can be brought in this sector.

PRODUCTION MADE OUT OF BANANA FIBER
A wide range of eco friendly items can be made out of Banana fiber, being a natural fiber it easily blends with other fiber such as jute and mestha. Products like, doormats, carpets, yarn, rope, geotextiles, travelites, luggage carriers and interior decorative items can be made out of this banana fiber.

Banana Fibre Paper Manufacturing Unit

   

   

   

Banana Fibre Made Products  (Training for Women)

Banana Fibre (Coloured with Vegitable Dyes)

Our Training Centre for Banana Fibre Products