Effective Technology for Decortication of Fibrous Plants Producing Raw Material For Pulp, Paper and Composite Industry
Technology allows for extraction of bast fibers from straw by so called decortication process without prior drying of the straw which considerably influences the price of the fiber and simplifies the process resulting in energy, labor and cost reduction. The key elements of the technology are decorticating device allowing for processing of non-retted hemp and flax stems and cleaning unit. High efficiency machines produce a “green” fiber of quality suitable for pulp or composite materials production. Produced fiber is baled in 300 kg bales by hydraulic press.
Sector: Agriculture & Agro-industry
Country: Poland
Area of Application: Bast fibrous plants processing industry. Farm cooperatives focused on bast fibrous plants production.
Keywords: Fibrous plant, hemp, flax, kenaf, decortication, bast fiber
Advantages: High output, energy savings, purity of end-product (fiber), straw can be processed without prior drying.
Environmental aspects: Cleaner Production , Waste utilization, Energy efficiency
Development Status: Fully Commercialized
Legal Protection: Patent
Technical specifications: Processing capacity: 1.5 t of straw/h Energy consumption: 110 kw/h End purity of produced fiber: 10-15% Service requirements: 3 people
Transfer Terms: Technology Licensing
Target Countries: Barbados
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Contact Person: Institute of Natural Fibres and Medicina
Address: ul. Wojska Polskiego 71B
City: Poznan
Country: Poland
Zip/Pin Code: 60-630

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