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LEADER: Dr. Erlinda L. Mari

BACKGROUND

This program supports the plans and strategies of the Philippine Agriculture (PA) 2020 produced by the National Academy of Science and Technology and the proposed roadmap of the Philippine Paper Manufacturers Association, Inc. (PPMAI). PPMAI is banking on DOST-FPRDI and other concerned agencies for the conduct of research and development activities and the corresponding technical assistance for the adoption of developed technologies.

DOST-FPRDI targets to revitalize the paper industry while enhancing the abaca pulp industry through S&T intervention utilizing abaca for paper and other high-end products based on the proposed roadmap of the Philippine Paper Manufacturers Association, Inc. the program shall provide the S&T interventions to: improve properties of paper from low-grade recycled/waste paper using abaca as reinforcement, develop abaca pulp-based specialty and security paper, expand and improve the utility of abaca fiber by preparation of purified pulp and extraction of its Micro/Nano cellulose for high-end products and assist the pulp and paper industry in walking through its roadmap.

GOAL

To revitalize the paper industry while enhancing the abaca pulp industry through S & T interventions utilizing abaca for paper and other high end products based on the proposed roadmap of the Philippine Paper Manufacturers Association, Inc.

OBJECTIVES

This program shall provide the S & T interventions to:

  • Improve properties of paper from low-grade recycled/waste paper using abaca as reinforcement;
  • Develop abaca pulp-based specialty and security paper;
  • Expand utility of abaca fiber by preparation of purified pulp and extraction of its micro/nano cellulose for high-end products; and
  • Assist the pulp and paper industry in walking through its roadmap.