which Can Be Easily Operated, By An Unskilled Labour and Gives a Maximum Production Output.
Advantages of the Machine Over Manual Process
Fifty Times Increase in Fiber Production Compared to Manual Process.
User Friendly & Economic.
Less Maintenance Cost and Safe to Operate.
Clean Work Atmosphere.
banana Fiber Extracting Machine Will Be Promoted among Self Help Groups, Rural & Small Entrepreneurs, Banana Cultivating Farmers
banana Plant Not Only Gives the Delicious Fruit But It also Provides Textile Fiber, the Banana Fiber. It Grows Easily as It Sets Out Young Shoots and is Most Commonly Found in Hot Tropical Climates. All Varieties of Banana Plants have Fibers in Abundance. These Fibers are Obtained After the Fruit is Harvested and Fall in the Group of Bast Fibers. This Plant Has Long Been a Good Source for High Quality Textiles in Many Parts of the World, Especially in Japan and Nepal.
extraction of Banana Fiber
the Processes for Making Yarn from Banana Fibers Vary from Region to Region. Most Popular Methods among These are Those Followed in India
characteristics of Banana Fiber
banana Fiber is a Natural Bast Fiber. It Has Its Own Physical and Chemical Characteristics and Many other Properties that Make It a fine Quality Fiber.
• appearance of Banana Fiber is Similar to that of Bamboo Fiber and Ramie Fiber, But Its Fineness and Spinnability is Better Than the Two.
• the Chemical Composition of Banana Fiber is Cellulose, Hemicellulose, and Lignin.
• it is Highly Strong Fiber.
• it Has Smaller Elongation.
• it Has Somewhat Shiny Appearance Depending Upon the Extraction & Spinning Process.
• it is Light Weight.
• it Has Strong Moisture Absorption Quality. It Absorbs as Well as Releases Moisture Very Fast.
• it is Bio- Degradable and Has No Negative Effect On Environment and Thus Can Be Categorized as Eco-friendly Fiber.
• its Average Fineness is 2400nm.
• it Can Be Spun Through Almost all the Methods of Spinning Including Ring Spinning, Open-end Spinning, Bast Fiber Spinning, and Semi-worsted Spinning among Others.
applications of Banana Fiber
in the Recent Past, Banana Fiber Had a Very Limited Application and Was Primarily Used for Making Items like Ropes, Mats, and Some other Composite Materials. With the Increasing Environmental Awareness and Growing Importance of Eco-friendly Fabrics, Banana Fiber Has also Been Recognized for all Its Good Qualities and Now Its Application is Increasing in other Fields Too such as Apparel Garments and Home Furnishings. However, in Japan, It is Being Used for Making Traditional Dresses like Kimono, and Kamishimo Since the Edo Period (1600-1868). Due to Its Being Lightweight and Comfortable to Wear, It is Still Preferred By People There as Summer Wear. Banana Fiber is also Used to Make fine Cushion Covers, Necties, Bags, Table Cloths, Curtains Etc. Rugs Made from Banana Silk Yarn Fibers are also Very
banana Fiber is a New Textile Fiber. It is More Green, More Detailed, More Shiny, More Thinner.
banana Fiber Yarn Can Be Spun to 100 Nm. Banana Fiber Fabric is Very Thin, Glossy, But Still Has Some Flexibility. Banana Fibre is a New Fiber 21 New World Textile Materials
though the Process is Tedious and Time Consuming, These Fabrics are in Much Demand. Lustrous, and Light Weight, These Fibres are Used in Spinning Highly Textural Yarn, Used for Knitting, Weaving, Embellishment and other Decorative Purposes. Apparels Made from Banana Fibre Denote Aristocratic Status in Some Countries. These Fibres are Used in Europe for Making Socks. In Philippines, These Fibres are Used for Making Garments. In Japan, Cultivating Banana for Cloth Making Has Been a Traditional Process and Has Been Followed Since 13th Century. Polypropylene Reinforced with Banana Fibres is Used By Automobile Companies for Making Under-floor Protection Panels in Luxurious Cars like Mercedes.
potential Applications:performance Wise, Banana Fibres are Better Than Bamboo Fibre and Ramie Fibre. They Posses Many Virtues like High Tensile Strength, Luster, Light Weight, and Good Moisture Absorption. Banana Fibres are Mostly Used in Making Handicrafts and Home Decorative. They have a Wide Variety of Applications in Making Various Products like Paper Bags, Filter Paper, Greeting Cards, Decorative Papers, Pen Stands, Lamp Shades and Many More. These Products have a Potential Market. Papers Made from Banana Fibres have Good Market in 25 International Countries Including Europe. These Papers are Chemical Free, and Posses' Eco Friendly Qualities, with Longevity of 700 Years. Currently Companies Make Limited Application of Banana Fibres in Making Mats, Ropes, and Composite Materials.
the Essentially Hand Driven Process of Extracting Banana Fiber is Now Set to Change with the Invention of the Banana Fiber Separator Machine. The Machine Has Been Developed in India By Champs Agro Unit from Maharshtra. One More Interesting Fact Associated with the Development of this Machine is that It Uses the Agriculture Waste of Banana Harvests to Produce Silk Grade Fiber. These Silk Grade Fibers are of Immense Help to the Handicrafts and Textile Industry. What Was Previously Considered An Agricultural Waste is Now Converted to a Raw Material for Good Quality Silk Grade Fiber Yarn.