Green Blade banana fiber panels provide a stylish, sustainable alternative to wood
Did you know that banana plants have more uses than producing fruit? Its trunk is actually a valuable resource as well. Company FIBandCO converts its trunk into “Green Blade”, a natural and sustainable veneer used for decorative and acoustic panels. Like bamboo, the banana plant is actually a grass. Thus, it grows at a faster rate than traditional wood, requiring only 9 months to reach maturity.
In addition, Green Blade helps to reduce deforestation, does not require water or glue in its production, and is manufactured in a factory powered by photovoltaic panels. It has become a popular material amongst architects, designers and furniture makers as it is stylish yet sustainable. To learn more about Green Blade and how it’s manufactured, check out the video below: