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The use of Kenaf in paper production offers various environmental advantages over producing paper from trees. The USDA surveyed more than 500 plants and selected Kenaf as the most promising source of “tree-free” printing.

Printing performance of Kenaf papers is outstanding, and they have been run on virtually every type of commercial printing press using virtually every type of commercial process.

One acre of Kenaf produces 7 to 11 tons of usable fiber in a single growing season. In contrast, an acre of forest (in the USA) produces approximately 1.5 to 3.5 tons of usable fiber per year.

For more information on Kenaf paper or other treeless sources such as Bamboo, please contact me at 480.966.0030 and let’s talk about making your next project more sustainable.

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Kenaf is a 4,000 year old crop with roots in ancient Africa.
A member of the hibiscus family (Hibiscus/Cannibus) it is related to cotton and okra, and grows well in many parts of the U.S. It offers a way to make paper without cutting down trees.
Kenaf grows quickly, rising to heights of twelve-fourteen feet in as little as four to five months.