Banana Fiber as Art Paper Alternative

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BANANA FIBER AS ART PAPER ALTERNATIVE

A Science Investigative Project
Division Level

TEAM CATEGORY

Researchers

Elioenie L. Vicente
Brent Bracer B. Camacho
Karen Joy S. Nietes

VILLAFLOR CENTRAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
SOUTH WEST DISTRICT VILLAFLOR, OROQUIETA CITY

ABSTRACT

The current environmental situation of the Philippines calls for an initiative to cut down on wastes, and repurpose renewable resources such as the banana plant. One way to do it is to make fiber paper from the banana plant. Also, use of chemicals was eliminated in the process to protect the environment from further deterioration due to contamination. The quality of handmade banana paper with no additives or chemicals has been shown to be useful in art
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II. Methodology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

A. Materials/Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 B. Preparation of Raw Materials . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 C. General Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 1. Pulping of Banana Stalks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 2. Pulping of Banana Trunk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 3. Pulping of Trunk/Bark, Leaves and Stalks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 4. Papermaking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 5. Paper Testing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
III. Results and Discussions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 A. Findings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 B. Analysis of Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
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