Paper from Banana Stalk

Paper from Banana Stalk


Researchers from Japan’s National Chemical Laboratory for Industries discovered how to

make paper using sugarcane bagasse and banana stalk.


No poisonous chemical is used unlike the commonly used sodium suphide, sodium hydroxide

and chloride. Such method is expensive and pollutes the environment.


In the newly discovered method, no bleaching is needed. The chemicals used can be reused.

Because of very minimal capital, this could be a good small industry.



Tech Monitor

May-June 1980

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