Technology

Technology


Process


Products

Papyrus’ technology converts banana tree trunks into a refined fibre that can be used to produce a range of environmentally friendly products ranging from moulded food packaging to veneer and fibre board. An additional benefit of the Papyrus Australia process is the extraction of sap to produce an organic fertiliser, Musa.

Moulded Food Packaging

Papyrus has recently completed a series of trials using it’s refined banana fibre to produce commercial quantities of moulded food packaging products including burger clam shells and egg cartons. Completed using standard moulding machines, these trials prove the commercial viability of banana fibre food packaging.

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Environmental Impact

Sustainability is our business.

On average, a hectare of banana plantation produces 220 tonnes of waste annually and there are approximately 10 million hectares of banana plantain worldwide. This huge amount of agri-waste creates Methane, a greenhouse gas which is harmful to the environment.

Papyrus Australia has established a zero-waste, chemical-free process of converting this globally available agri-waste into products. Not only does this reduce the creation of Methane, but it also creates products that are sustainable alternatives to plastic, forest wood and chemicals. Through our close ties with industry and research laboratories, we are continually finding exciting new plastic and wood replacement opportunities.

We are pioneers in sustainable practices. Our diverse team of world-class experts is dedicated to creating economically viable, practical and sustainable solutions that address the requirements of industry and consumers.

We are proud to meet the criteria of an environmentally sustainable manufacturing process, which in turn helps us to address the needs of today while ensuring we preserve opportunity for future generations.