SIRIM quality management


SIRIM is a global research and standards development organization owned my Malaysian government, and it has pivotal role in quality assurance. According to SIRIM quality management in oil palm:

Moisture content:

"Inherent characteristics such as high moisture content will have a detrimental effect on the oil palm residues. Degradation and infection will easily take place thus leading to deterioration in the properties of the fibres. To prevent this from happening, a moisture content of around 15% (on wet basis) was set.This value is comparable to the moisture content for all wood-based fibers" - SIRIM

Impurity level:

"The standard has also identified impurities as a critical element in producing high quality fibers. Impurities by definition means the calyxes, spikes, aggregates or fiber strands, any dust or fine particles and parenchyma of EFB. Since it is practically impossible to have fiber free impurities, the maximum level of impurities allowed for in the standard is at 15% . Nevertheless with future improvement in the process technologies, this limit could be further reduced." - SIRIM

Oil content:

"The final EFB fiber characteristic that merits attention is the oil content of the fiber. The presence of a significant percentage of residual oil possess a major problem in that it will react with the moisture content hence giving rise to rancidity and ultimately fungal growth. The control limit for oil content should be around 3%." - SIRIM

Fibre content:

"For the purpose of commercialization, the standard recommends ONE grade of empty fruit bunch fiber (EFB). In quantifying the percentage proportion of fiber length, the standard has established the following numerical values:

Fiber Length >100mm = % fiberproportion around 30%" - SIRIM

Our company, Louis Digital Enterprise, is in compliance of the SIRIM specifications. Find out more on our EFB fiber and EFB pellet specifications.