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The study finds that end-users are becoming increasingly aware of the growing demand for kenaf fibers and its derivatives in an array of industries such as paper, construction, textile, furniture, and biofuel.
'We want the raw materials of kenaf to be available for utilisation in the industries.
A number of studies have been conducted to evaluate kenaf as a forage source for ruminant animals [5-7].
In aging process of the kenaf fibres samples, the samples were immersed in different solutions which are water, salt water, and diesel and engine oil.
Keywords: Kenaf silage; Nutritive value; Optimal harvest date; Identification of fungi
Wood shavings shown in Figure la (W; Japanese cedar, Cryptomeria japonica) and kenaf fibers shown in Figure 1b (K; Hibiscus cannabinus) were used as raw materials.
Kenaf fiber, PALF and mengkuang fiber were immerged in 1%, 3% and 5% concentration of aqueous solution sodium hydroxide (NaOH) for 1 hour at room temperature.
The company said it currently has five million pounds of kenaf ready to be processed.
In our earlier work we have studied the effect of low kenaf loading of about 5% by weight giving similar benefits in mechanical properties of polylactic acid as that of 20% by weight kenaf loading reported by many researchers [16].
Kenaf (Hibiscus cannabinus L.) is an annual herbaceous crop of the Malvaceae family of which cotton and okra are also members.
The researchers investigated the strengthening ability of kenaf cellulose nanofibers in the production of Kraft paper with industrial-based paper paste in two separate sections.
A direct and simple regeneration procedure using the kenaf shoot apex was reported [9].