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Stringent environmental legislation and consumer awareness are driving the transition to a bio-based economy and models of sustainable development which offer high perspectives for natural fibre markets. Moving to a bio-based economy requires substitution of many common raw materials that are currently largely produced from fossil (petrochemical) or mineral resources, with products produced from renewable (plant and animal based) resources. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: DAILYKOS - Natural Awareness Campaign Crown Capital Eco Management: Why fibres of the future?


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DAILYKOS - Natural Awareness Campaign Crown
Capital Eco Management Why fibres of the future?
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Stringent environmental legislation and consumer
awareness are driving the transition to a
bio-based economy and models of sustainable
development which offer high perspectives for
natural fibre markets. Moving to a bio-based
economy requires substitution of many common raw
materials that are currently largely produced
from fossil (petrochemical) or mineral resources,
with products produced from renewable (plant and
animal based) resources.
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Substitute to synthetics Natural fibres are
increasingly being recognized as a favorable
substitute to synthetics which use unsustainable
inputs. Aside from technical and cost advantages,
such products have the added attraction of
meeting growing consumer awareness with respect
to environmental, sustainability and social
standards contributing to
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Encouraging the growth of sustainable
agriculture Uptake of environmentally friendly
production and processing technologies
Fostering economic development Strengthening
the participation of smallholders in the value
chain
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Encouraging the growth of sustainable
agriculture Uptake of environmentally friendly
production and processing technologies
Fostering economic development Strengthening
the participation of smallholders in the value
chain
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The hard fibres Acaba, Coir and Sisal, and bast
fibres Jute and Kenaf, are all natural fibres
which have various and multiple end uses. Their
versatility and environmentally friendly
characteristics are strong advantages over
synthetic alternatives. Each of the fibres has
their particular strengths but all have the
benefit of being naturally derived and
increasingly recognised as a sustainable choice.
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Technical and economic benefits Research is
increasingly demonstrating the technical and
economic benefits of including natural components
in industrial products. Therefore, competitive
products based on the natural fibres are being
developed that show excellent technical
performance and harm the environment less than
current products based on petrochemical
materials. Fibre composites can be found in
packaging, building, and furniture materials in
addition to the traditional products such as
rope, twine and carpets. The economic value of
the fibre crop depends on its end-use market and
costs of production.
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New opportunities As the popularity of natural
fibres in industrial uses expands there are new
opportunities for hard fibres and jute to reach
high end value markets. The scope of possible
uses of the future fibres is enormous. This has
been recently highlighted by the declaration of
United Nations for 2009 as International Year of
Natural Fibres (IYNF).
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