Why Areca?

ARECA LEAF

Areca leaf or Palm leaf are fallen leaves off a palm tree. The husk is the outer cover of the areca fuit which is 50-75% of the total weight or volume of the fruit. About 150000 tonnes of husk is estimated annually in India. In the past it was largely wasted except for being used as fuel, mulching and in manure. It is also observed that the husk also contains 1.0-1.1 percent N2, 0.4-0.5 percent P2O2 and 1.0fl .5 percent K2O. Hence it is considered as a good manure if properly composted. Now it is widely used to make dinnerware. The husk, with its sturdy yet light feature, serves as a perfect replacement to plastic and foam.

How is it Done?

  • Fallen Palm leaf are collected from farms, bundled and assembled in the factory
  • The leaves are dried out and stored. The stored leaves go through high pressure cleaning and soaking. We also expose them to Steam for sterilisation.
  • Then it is placed under the mold at high temperature (close to 100 degrees) which gives it the desired shape.
  • The edges of these plates are evened out and buffed to have a smooth finish.
  • Then they are sterilised again and packed before shipping out to the end user.

Some More Information

  • These naturally shed palm leaves are strong, semi flexible but not brittle, odourless, and water & heat resistant.
  • Palm leaf plates are a chemical free disposable product which is fully biodegradable in 6-8 weeks.
  • The fallen leaves has its own natural texture, which make it ideal to transform into unique dinnerware.
  • The products are microwave and freezer safe.
  • The leaves are dried out and stored. The stored leaves go through high pressure cleaning and soaking. We also expose them to Steam for sterilisation.
  • Then it is placed under the mold at high temperature (close to 100 degrees) which gives it the desired shape.
  • The edges of these plates are evened out and buffed to have a smooth finish.
  • Then they are sterilised again and packed before shipping out to the end user.

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