Oil Palm Fibre
What is Oil Palm Fibre
Oil Palm Fibre is the general term for the fibre being extracted from oil palm. Palm oil fibre can be further classify into EFB fibre, shredded EFB fibre, oil palm fruit mesocarp fibre as well asoil palm trunk fibre, each category has their own property that serve for difference purpose.
In crude palm oil mill, FFB (Fresh Fruit Bunch) is received and send for crude palm oil process. After bunch sterilization process, palm oil bunch will go through “Fruit Detachment” whereby threshing process applied in order to separate between sterilized palm fruit and EFB bunch (Empty Fruit Bunch).
Application of Oil Plam Fibre
EFB used to be a discarded by-product for crude palm oil mill, however due to scarcity of energy; EFB has been developed for more usage.
The unprocessed EFB has used as a mulching material in order to detain moisture and provide nutrition to the land. On the other hand, EFB fibre has more economy value because of it fibre characteristic. Due to it long fibre structure, EFB fibre has become one of the major component for palm mat.