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New material research on kenaf fiber fabric

Features, News | November 1, 2012 | By:

Taiyo Kogyo Corp., through its Technical Research Center, has released a study of a novel recyclable coated architectural fabric made with kenaf fibers. Taiyo Kogyo has developed Kenafine™ a green fabric for architectural membrane structures made by weaving kenaf bast fiber with polyester fiber as a base fabric. In addition, the use of TiO2 photocatalyst coatings on the exterior surface and a silver-antibacterial functional coating on the back side contribute to a self-cleaning action. Kenafine is recyclable and due to its natural fiber elements, is much closer to a carbon-neutral product compared to fabric made with 100% polyester fiber.

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