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Information @ a Glance
  • Kenaf (Hibiscus cannabinus) is a species of Hibiscus, probably native to southern Asia, though its exact natural origin is unknown.
  • Kenaf is one of the allied fibres of jute and shows similar characteristics.
  • Kenaf has been used as a cordage crop to produce twine, rope, and sackcloth for over six millennia 
    Kenaf is an alternative non-wood source of fiber for various grades of paper.
  • Kenaf is a short-day, annual herbaceous plant cultivated for the soft bast fiber in its stem.
  • Kenaf grows quickly, rising to heights of 12-14 feet in as little as 4 to 5 months.
  • Retting is the process, usually involving moisture with bacteria or chemicals, to remove the unwanted bark material from the kenaf fiber strands within the bark.
  • Forage-type harvesting and baling systems have been widely evaluated for use in kenaf production, harvesting, and processing systems.
  • Magnetic papers have been successfully prepared from unbleached kenaf (hibiscus cannabinus) kraft pulps via the lumen loading and in situ synthesis process.
  • Raw kenaf fiber obtained from outer bark, is actually a bundle of lignocellulosic fibers.
  • The fungi treated kenaf was washed with warm water to remove any water soluble product such as acid and lignin components produced during fungal treatment.
  • Kenaf has a unique combination of long bast and short core fibers which makes it suitable for a range of paper and cardboard products.
  • The use of Kenaf in paper production offers various environmental advantages over producing paper from trees.
  • There is considerable potential for the use of kenaf and other natural fibers as reinforcing fillers in commodity thermoplastics.
  • Kenaf is considered a hardy plant that requires a minimum of fertilizers, pesticides and water in comparison to conventional row crops.
  • Natural fiber/plastic compounds, based on kenaf, can replace glass-reinforced plastics in many applications, such as automotive industry, packaging, and construction/housing.
  • Kenaf has a unique combination of long bast and short core fibers which makes it suitable for a range of paper and cardboard products.
  • Kenaf production technology begins with the selection of proven adapted varieties and the adoption of efficient mechanized production systems, covering operations from sowing to harvesting, to reduce labour and other cost inputs.
  • A kenaf harvester was developed by using a small sugarcane harvester in harvesting technology.
  • Total kenaf production in 99/00 was 0.51 million tons, among which production from China accounts for 44%, India for 39%, Thailand for 12%, and the remaining are from Indonesia, Vietnam and other countries.
  • A kenaf supply curve was mapped for the three-county area by comparing optimal kenaf production for each kenaf price between $35/ton and $75/ton in $10/ton intervals.
  • At the base prices for kenaf ($55/ton) and nitrogen ($0.38/lb), economically optimal nitrogen rates ranged from 89 lb/acre for Falaya soil to 241 lb/acre on Henry soil, while optimal kenaf yields ranged from 6.3 tons/acre on Bibb soil to 11.5 tons/acre on Memphis soil.




  • About kenaf
  • Focus on kenaf
  • About hibiscus cannabinus L.
  • Information about hibiscus cannabinus
  • Discuss on hibiscus cannabinus L.
  • History about kenaf
  • About kenaf plant
  • Information about kenaf plant
  • General information about kenaf

Cultivation process

  • Investigation of biodegradable nonwoven composites based on cotton, bagasse and other annual plants
  • Performance of hardboards made from kenaf
  • Kenaf harvesting and processing
  • Biokraft Pulping of Kenaf and its Bleachability
  • Feasibility of kenaf cultivation
  • Influence of agronomic practices on yield and profitability in kenaf (Hibiscus cannabinus L.) fibre cultivation
  • Making of Pulp From TheWhole Stalk of Kenaf


  • Kenaf core board material
  • Method for transformation of cotton and kenaf and organogenic regeneration
  • Method for making kenaf pulp
  • Tent fabric, twisted union yarn of kenaf, and process for producing the same


  • Effect of Chitosan Addition on the Surface Properties of Kenaf(Hibiscus cannabinus) Paper
  • Renewable Agricultural Fibers as Reinforcing Fillers in Plastics: Mechanical Properties of Kenaf Fiber–Polypropylene Composites
  • Properties of kenaf from various cultivars, growth and pulping conditions
  • Properties of kenaf/polypropylene composites
  • Statistical tensile properties of kenaf fibers and its composites 
Consultants & Projects
  • Consultant from Canada
  • Consultant from London
  • Consultant from USA
  • Another consultant from USA
  • Potential kenaf uses and products
  • Kenaf: a non food muti-purpose crop for southern Europe
  • About kenaf study
  • New Industrial Crops: Northwestern Argentina Regional Project
  • Kenaf project information
  • Prospects of Kenaf as an alternative field crop in Virginia
  • Adaptation of Kenaf to Temperate Climatic Zones
  • Virus technology for increasing fibre production
  • Kenaf decorticating machine
  • Preparation of Magnetic Paper from Kenaf: Lumen Loading and in situ Synthesis Method
  • High-protein animal feed from kenaf
  • Development of Kenaf Harvesting Technology Using a Modified Sugarcane Harvester


  • Company from Italy
  • Company from United Kingdom
  • Company from Texas
  • Company from USA 
  • Quality standard of kenaf and allied fibers
  • Kenaf Forage Yield and Quality under Varying Water Availability
  • Diallel and stability analysis of kenaf (hibiscus cannabinus L.) in South Africa
  • Utilization of Methanol Stress for Evaluating Kenaf Quality
  • Kenaf fiber testing
  • Cultivation and production of environment-friendly jute/kenaf fibres in Myanmar and review on diversified application of jute/kenaf
  • Kenaf Production: Fiber, Feed, and Seed
  • Kenaf - A Possible New Crop for Central Florida
  • Kenaf production
  • About mesta
  • The production and consumption of kenaf in china
  • Kenaf production and product development
  • Kenaf: Production, Harvesting, Processing, and Products


  • Improvement of kenaf yarn for apparel applications
  • Enhancement of Construction Education with Special Projects and Activities
  • Kenaf fibers- potentially outstanding reinforcing fillers in thermoplastics
  • Geotextiles - A Specific Application of Biofibers
  • Microbial contaminants of cultured Hibiscus cannabinus and Telfaria occidentalis tissues
  • Marketing Papers Made from Kenaf Fiber
  • Non-wood Fiber Crops: Commercialization of Kenaf for Newsprint
Uses & Product
  • Kenaf: An Agricultural Crop for Industrial Uses
  • Uses of kenaf
  • Medicinal use of kenaf
  • Use of Bioplastic Reinforced with Kenaf Fiber for Mobile Phone
  • New uses for kenaf
  • Evaluation of bio-based industrial products for navy and dod use
  • Paper Products from Kenaf
Suppliers & Buyers
  • Kenaf suppliers
  • Suppliers of kenaf
  • Buyers list
  • Bioeconomy working group trip to mcallen,tx kenaf industries of south texas
  • World Production and Potential Utilization of Jute, Kenaf, and Allied Fibers
  • Kenaf and the 21st century current developments and trends
  • Economic Feasibility of Kenaf Production in Three Tennessee Counties
  • Kenaf and Flax Find Niche Markets
  • Kenaf: an Emerging New Crop Industry
  • China's jute and kenaf market: review and prospects
  • Creating High Value Markets For Kenaf Paper : A Commercial Experience
  • Challenges of  commercialization of kenaf paper government sales
  • Evaluation of Hemp and Kenaf Varieties in Tropical and Sub-tropical Environments
  • Report on present jute/kenaf seed situation
  • In planta transformation of kenaf plants (hibiscus cannabinus) by agrobacterium tumefaciens
  • The Evaluation of Kenaf an Oil Sorbent
  • First Report of Powdery Mildew on Kenaf Caused by Leveillula taurica in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas
  • Kenaf Business plan
  • A guide to kenaf production in north Queensland