Year 1925 - it was cultivated in large scale in Sumatra by Dutch.
Year 1925 - the abaca plants were commercially grown in America by U.S. govt.
Year 1930 - it was commercially cultivated in U.K.
Today's the abaca gets commercially cultivated in Philippines, Ecuador, and Costa Rica. The Philippines produces 85 % of abaca in the world.
• Paper and Filter industry:
paper manufacturing, tea bags, filter paper, mimeograph stencil, base tissue, base paper, Cigar paper, currency paper, chart file folders, envelopes, time cards, book binders and parchment paper, Microglass air filters media, x-ray negative, optical lens wiper, vacuum filter, oil filter.
• Medical uses:
Medical gas masks and gowns, diapers, hospital linens, bed sheets.
Paper sheets, stationeries, all-purpose cards, lamp shades, balls, dividers, placemats, bags, photo frames and albums, flowers, table clocth.
handbags, placemats, rugs, carpets, purses and wallets, fishing nets, door mats, table cloth.
roofing tiles, floor tiles, hollow blocks, boards, reinforcing fiber concrete.
wigs, grass skirts, wire insulator and cable, automobile component.
Soy protein fibre ( a renewable fibre
Bamboo rayon fibre production
Modal fibre production
Polylactide (polylactic acid) fibre production process
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