Repurposed leaf sheafs from banana trees. Leaf sheafs, also called banana fibers, are obtained after the fruit is harvested. These fibers fall into the bast fiber group. They are collected and cut into thin sheets and sun-dried to inhibit the growth of mold. Sheafs are then steamed, which causes the fibers to soften, also creating a tacky surface. No adhesives are used to bond the sheaf to the nonwoven backing. Food grade waxes (either matte or glossy) are added to the surface to strengthen the sheet, adding durability and water resistant properties. Finished sheets are soft, pliable, and can be sewn and cut as a fabric. This material can be customized by altering the backing with paper or leather. It is sold on a roll, 27 x 66 in. The shelf life for this material is 2 years uncoated, and is extended to 4 years with a coating. Applications include apparel, accessories, packaging and wall coverings.
- Material : Banana paper
- Company : Leaf Creation Co., Ltd.
- Country : Thailand
- Address : 111/27 Moo.6 San Klang , Sankampheang, Chiangmai , 50130
- Contact : Mr.Poramet Saiupparach
- Tel : 086 182 3589 ,093 178 2519
- Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
- Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/MrLeaf-Thailand-380775925325746
- Website : www.leaf2003.com