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Panasonic plans to source oil palm waste from Malaysia for new recycled board technology

07/07/2022 06:09 PM

KUALA LUMPUR, July 7 (Bernama) -- Panasonic Housing Solutions Co Ltd is looking to source the oil palm trunk and waste from Malaysia for its new recycled board technology named Panasonic PALM LOOP Board involving the formation of furniture products.

Assistant chief innovation division new material business development project Mohd Erman Syazwan Che Fauzi said the project is still under feasibility study and Malaysia would be one of the potential partners.

“Our target is to support the oil palm industry and contribute to the environment. This is not a corporate social responsibility (CSR) but it is environmental management,” he told reporters after introducing the technology at the Malaysian International Furniture Fair (MIFF) 2022 here today.

Also present was managing executive officer and director of innovation division Shinji Adachi. 

Mohd Erman Syazwan said the purpose of the project is to decrease the methane gas by covering oil palm waste as well as to utilise the oil palm waste into wood products.

“By doing this we can reduce the greenhouse gas emission and we also prevent illegal deforestation,” he added.

The technology, with the cooperation of Science and Technology Research Partnership for Sustainable Development (SATREPS), creates a sustainable industry for an effective use of waste oil palm wood by turning the wood into intermediate material in Malaysia and then manufactured into medium-density fibreboard (MDF) boards for furniture at a board factory.

Panasonic PALM LOOP Board not only contributes to the sustainable development of the furniture and oil palm industry but also acts as a prevention to global warming.

-- BERNAMA

 


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