|Rice Husks + Cashew Nut Shell Liquid = Eco-Wood|
What is rice husk (rice hull)?
Rice husk is the outer shell, hard protecting cover of the rice grain. It is the major by-product of rice.
Rice: the major food source
Rice has a very important role for the lives of billions of people. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO):
Rice husks and environmental problems
Accounting for about 20 percent by weight of the rice, rice husks are abundantly available and posing environmental problems for many rice growing nations: the majority of rice husks are being disposed as waste.
There have been many efforts to reduce the environmental foot print of rice husks by utilizing them as fertilizer, to produce silica compounds for cement and concrete use, to produce energy, etc., However, due to their physical properties of fire retardant, resistant to moisture and fungal decomposition, these efforts have not significantly reduced the amount of rice husks being dumped as waste.
What is Cashew Nut Shell Liquid?
The raw, unprocessed cashew nut has a shell with an oily outer layer and a hard inner layer, within which the edible cashew nut is contained. Cashew Nut Shell Liquid (CNSL) is extracted from the outer layer and is normally considered a waste product. With around 3 million tons of cashew crop being produced in around 32 countries (figures pulished by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations), CNSL is abundantly available.
Rice husks + CNSL = Eco-Wood
After many years of research and development, we have perfected the technologies and processes of combining these two abundantly available agricultural waste products to produce our Double Green Huskboards.
Our Double Green Huskboards are very environmentally friendly, they are 100% tree-free. They are highly resistant to moisture, they can be used for both indoor and outdoor products.Our Double Green Huskboards are the perfect replacements for other wood-based panels.