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Banana Fabric Polymer Composite

A Process for making banana fiber polymer composites. It is a cost-effective substitute for glass fiber reinforced plastic to make variety of products e.g. simple trays, mirror casings to voltage stabilizer cover and electrical panels.

The process consists of preparing moulds of metal, wood or plaster of paris; mixing the resin and dye in requisite proportion; shaping the banana fabric by laying it over the mould; reinforcing the polymer over banana fabric; curing the mould; demoulding; cutting, trimming and polishing.