Recycled banana fibers create an astonishing new decorative surface, Abacá
Schaumburg, IL (April 2006) – The abundant fruit from the lush, tropical plantations of Central and South America have inspired a fresh, new vision of surfacing materials from Lamin-Art. Abacá is a naturally distinctive, uniquely dimensional decorative surface manufactured using recycled banana fibers.
Named for a species of banana that is harvested primarily for its fiber used in the production of rope and twine, Abacá employs residues from banana harvesting and recycles them into a totally organic looking high-pressure decorative laminate. The fibers are sprinkled over an array of background colors to yield a random, non-directional design and texture.
Abacá comes in a selection of 10 natural, alluring hues in 4' X 10' sheets, and Standard Grade thickness (.048"). Abacá is suitable for both horizontal and vertical applications where maximum impact resistance and durability are required.
Manufactured with recycled banana fibers and kraft paper containing approximately 40% of post-industrial recycled content, Abacá is a great option for designers looking for environmentally friendly, yet functional materials and intriguing new textures.