Is Sugar Cane Packaging Recyclable?
Bagasse is the residual fiber after extracting juice from sugarcane plants - bagasse is a rich agricultural by-product, with an annual output of more than 54 million tons. It is a kind of plant fiber, which will decompose naturally in the environment. Sugarcane pulp packaging is widely used and cheap, and it will degrade rapidly when composting in the household or industrial composting facilities. It can be heated to 120 ° C.
Sugarcane Packaging Benefits
Quality assurance function
Because bagasse fiber is highly porous, it can also absorb additional moisture and promote air permeability and a drier agricultural environment.
It reduces the use of wood by more than 52%.
Bagasse can be completely composted in only 60 days. When composted, bagasse becomes a nutrient-rich fertilizer of nitrogen, potassium, phosphorus and calcium.
How To Make Bagasse Packaging
- Step 1: Production begins with extracting all juice and nutrients from harvested sugarcane stems. Only bagasse fiber is left after extraction.
- Step 2: Next, the fiber is finely mixed with water. The pulp produced by this process has a consistency similar to that of wood pulp.
- Step 3: Pressure heating converts pulp into various products.