It is estimated about 20 million tons of empty fruit bunch (EFB) is produced annually from the crude palm oil process in oil mills in Malaysia. In the past, the EFB has been considered waste that created environmental hazard because of the way most of the EFB were disposed and the emittance of methane gas.
With the environmental awareness and technology deployment, the EFB becomes useful biomass in recent years.
The fibre extracted from the EFB is 100% natural vegetable fibre, a good material for mattress and cushion. Fibre-made mattress has moderate hardness and is well-acceptable in Asia.
Besides, the natural fibre can also be used for particle board and paper production.
The most important value in the EFB fibre is its bio-degradable characteristic. It is an earth-friendly material that enables us to live a healthier and greener lifestyle.
The manufacturing process to extract fibre from the EFB is crucial. After processed, palm fibre with high quality is smell-less, bright and golden in colour, minimal impurity and dry. To achieve this quality, a manufacturing process in the factory has to be controlled well. From shredding, cleaning, drying, screening to baling, each step requires tight monitoring.
One Biomass Technology Sdn Bhd has invented our own proprietary process to produce superior fibre to make good mattress.