Stronger Bioplastic Developed: Kenaf + Polylactic Acid (PLA)


A stronger bioplastic has been created by NEC.

It was achieved by reinforcing polylactic acid with kenaf fiber.

Kenaf is an extremely fast growing plant which absorbs more CO2 than other other crop.

The bioplastic would be beneficial to the ecosystem during its manufacture and when it is discarded and biodegrades.


The superior stength and heat resistance of this bioplastic allows use in products such as walkmans, computer cases and other electronics. NEC expects to make use of the new material in 2005-2006.

More Information: NEC Press Release on new Bioplastic

Comments 4

  1. i`m going to do a new bisness i kenaf plantation about 250 acres. i wolud to fine a partners to develop in kenaf product . thoes who are intrested to be our partners . pls to contact me.

    1. I am very interested to be your parners for Kenaf project.

      Please send your price for power of Kenaf(mesh size : 250mesh)

  2. We fully appreciate biodegradable bioplastic materials made from natural fiber such as that one extracted from kenaf.
    Within the frame of a large project, we intend to produce quantities of kenaf natural fiber during 2005. It may be interesting you try our kenaf product.

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