Uses of kenaf and kenaf products

1.0   Pulp, paper and cardboard (from wet way process).
1.1   Standard newsprint containing between 90% and 100% chemi-thermo-mechanical pulp.
1.2   Standard newsprint from mixes of KCTMP pulp and de-inked pulp from retted paper.
1.3   Newsprint from mixes of kenaf thermo-mechanical pulp (KTMP) and wood pulp from Southern Pine.
1.4   Super-calendered writing and printing paper from mixtures containing KTMP pulp.
1.5   Various types of writing and printing paper containing KTMP.
1.6   Fine coated paper from mixtures containing KTMP.
1.7   Various types of tissue paper containing KTMP pulp.
1.8   Sulphate pulp (Kraft) from the whole kenaf stem and from separated fibres.
1.9   Chemical pulp from the whole kenaf stem or from separated fibres obtained using processes other than Kraft.
1.10   Linerboard, corrugated board made from kenaf pulp (from mechanical or chemical processes using both the whole kenaf stem or separated fibres).
1.11   Lining for roofs in feltpaper.
1.12   Hardboard panels made from whole stems or separated fibres.
1.13   Cellulose for chemical uses.
1.14 Handmade art paper from whole kenaf stems or just from separated fibres.
2.0   Panels (dry processes using moldable fibre mattresses).
2.1 Moldable fibre mattresses for industrial uses from Kenaf bast fibre.
2.2   Natural molded fibres for interior panels for cars and planes.
2.3   Rigid molded products: boxes, trays, drums, pallets etc. for the packing, stowage and shipment of industrial products.
2.4   Pressed board and other materials for use in the furniture and construction industries.
2.5   Compressed insulating panels.
2.6   Decorative wall panels.
2.7 Linings in compressed fibre for doors and other decorative applications (architectural).
3.0   Traditional cordage uses
3.1   Padding material (to substitute jute and kenaf imported from Asia).
3.2   String, rope and cord to substitute imported cordage.
3.3   Material for mattresses and furniture.
3.4   Bast fibre mattresses impregnated with grass seeds and absorbent agents for "instant lawns".
3.5 Bast fibre mattresses combined with spray mulching products to control terrain erosion.
4.0   Mass uses as absorbent agent.
4.1   Animal litter.
4.2   Horticulture and flower-growing products.
4.3   Cleaning up of liquid leakages from plants in industrial areas.
4.4   Cleaning of industrial flooring.
4.5   Additive for drilling muds in oil wells.
4.6   Filtering products.
4.7 Compost from sullage.
5.0   Packing materials.
5.1   Inert, natural and biodegradable filler, used instead of polystyrene foam.
5.2 Wrapping for gifts and handicraft products.
6.0   Natural fuels.
6.1   Biomass for burning in various forms (powder, core fibre and waste in general).
6.2   Production of ethyl alcohol and other chemical products using ligno-cellulose conversion technologies.
6.3 Production of ethyl alcohol from animal litter using ligno-cellulose conversion technologies.
7.0   Cellulose products.
7.1   Natural core and bast filters.
7.2 Kenaf powders (in the specific field of application of wood powders).
8.0   Animal fodder and feed.
8.1   Green plant used as fodder.
8.2   By-products from the lingo-cellulose conversion process of animal litter for the production of alcohol.
8.3   Biomass for the production of feed by means of wood fungus inoculation.
8.4 By-product of inoculated biomass (exhausted subsoil) for the production of edible mushrooms.
9.0   Use of the seeds.
9.1   Production of selected seeds for kenaf cultivators.
9.2   Production of oil and extraction panels.
9.3 Middlings for birdfeed (kenaf seeds with poor germination).
10.0   Use of the biomass.
10.1   Biomass for the production of edible mushrooms.
Source: C.S. Taylor - "The Commercial Development of a New Crop Industry The Kenaf Story" - Kenaf International - McAlIen Texas (in print)

Fonte: "Il kenaf, non solo una nuova materia prima cellulosica" - G. Mignoni