In search of sustainable options to protect the environment from pollutants such as plastic, biodegradable options have emerged. A palm leaf tableware has a 100% natural material, but highly resistant to oil, moisture and freezing.
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What are the properties of palm leaf?
Palm leaf has great properties that make it a very special material. Because of its water-repellent properties, products made from this compound do not require any additional additives or coatings. They are also environmentally friendly, as they are completely biodegradable, compostable and reusable.
Advantages of palm leaf
The following are the advantages of palm leaves in the production of ecological products:
- Its robust and stable structure, makes it a very resistant material to high and low temperatures.
- The extraction of the palm leaf is completely compostable, so it degrades in a much shorter time than plastics.
- Its thermal properties allow it to retain heat.
- As it is a natural product, its use is not only healthy for the planet, but also for its consumers.
Palm leaf tableware manufacturing process
The first phase of the manufacturing process consists of collecting the palm leaves that fall naturally. They are then rinsed with water, washed with a mixture of water and turmeric, and again rinsed with water to be dried in the sun. They are then stretched by hand, to give them the required shape with a hot press.
A process free of chemical additives where the trees do not suffer as they are not cut down, which allows us to create tableware with a totally environmentally friendly production.
What kind of tableware can we make with palm leaves?
Palm leaves can be used to create single-use ecological tableware, with a unique structure and design that contributes to the care of the planet. Among the tableware we can find plates, trays, bowls, dishes and miniatures.
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Frequently asked questions
What is palm leaf?
Also known as areca, it is a raw material obtained from palm leaves from which a multitude of ecological tableware options are made. Its composition is 100% biodegradable, compostable and respectful of nature, as its production does not involve the felling of trees.
What are the properties of palm leaves?
Palm leaves have water-repellent properties, so they do not require plastic coatings in the manufacturing process. In addition, no fungicides or pesticides are used on the palm trees during their growth, making them healthy for both the planet and their consumers.