How to Make Paper from Banana Stalk

Researchers from Japan National Chemical Laboratory for Industries discovered how to make paper using sugarcane bagasse and banana stalk. No poisonous chemical is used unlike the commonly used sodium sulphide, sodium hydroxide and chloride. Such method is expensive and pollutes the environment.

In the newly discovered method, no bleaching is needed. The chemicals used can be reused. Because of very minimal capital, this could be a good small industry.

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Dept. of Science and Technology
Rm. 303 DOST Bldg., DOST Complex, Gen. Santos Ave.,
Bicutan, Taguig City 1631
Telephone Nos: (632) 837-20-71 to 82
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