KENAF is a high yielding interim crop and an annually renewable source.
Other crop sources, such as Southern pine trees, take up to 40 years to reach harvestable size. KENAF achieves a height of 4 to 5 metres in just 3 to 4 months!
Once harvested, retted and baled, KENAF is transported a short distance to the processing plant where the KENAF stalk’s outer ‘bast’ fibre is separated from the inner ‘core’ fibre and processed.
Bast fibre is baled in 170 -200 kg bales and the fibres are 70mm in length.
The core fibre is hammer milled through 8mm, 12.7mm and 20mm screens producing granules. The bales are 80cm x 40cm x 34cm weighing 18 – 20kgs.