oil palm plantation in Malaysia

What is oil palm fiber?


What is Oil Palm Fiber? Oil palm fiber is the fibrous material obtained from oil palm. FFB (Fresh Fruit Bunch) which is plucked from the tree is sent to palm oil mill to extract crude palm oil. After several sterilization processes, palm oil bunch would have to go through a fruit detachment process whereby threshing process applied in order to separate between sterilized palm fruit and EFB (Empty Fruit Bunch). In other words, EFB is the byproduct in oil extraction process

Oil palm history in Malaysia


Oil palm industry is well developed in Malaysia. African oil palm tree (Elaeis guineensis) was first introduced in Malaysia during 1900, and since then Malaysia have become the largest oil palm producer in the world. There is a total of 3.87 million hectares of land all over Malaysia used to plant oil palm trees. The annual production of Fresh Fruit bunches is around 19 tons per hectares. What is more, Malaysia has become the major palm oil exporter that even exceeds Indonesia who has larger plantation area.

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