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Bagasse Packaging Guide

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What is bagasse?

Bagasse is also called sugarcane bagasse or sugarcane fiber. It's the fibrous part of a sugarcane stalk that's leftover after extracting the juice, which is a natural waste product from the production of sugar. Often this part of the sugarcane is discarded, incinerated, or used as a fuel source for sugar mills.

A variety of different products can be produced from bagasse, including paper pulp products, paper pulp packaging products and even cups and bowls.


What is bagasse

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What is bagasse used for?

Since bagasse is merely a byproduct of sugar production, there aren’t many uses for it. The most common use for bagasse is to burn it as a fuel source. Unfortunately, burning bagasse releases large amounts of CO2 back into the atmosphere. Bagasse has also seen limited use as animal feed.

The most important use of bagasse for everyday consumers is as a source of pulp for paper. It can be used as an alternative to wood in the production of paper products. An added benefit of making disposable products out of bagasse is that it means that less is being burned and fewer greenhouse gases are released. For example, as an Eco-environment cup lid manufacturer, Zhiben produces bagasse cup lid especially bagasse coffee cup lids all over the world.


What is bagasse used for

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How much bagasse is produced?

Bagasse is the fiber of the sugarcane plant. It is a natural waste product from the production of sugar. Sugarcane farming offers about 79% of all of the world's sugar. To some extent, it means there is plenty of bagasse produced, and generally, every 10 tons of sugarcane will produce about 3 tons of bagasse.


How much bagasse is produced

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Is sugarcane renewable or nonrenewable?

Actually, sugarcane is considered a renewable resource. This kind of renewable resource can be regenerated in under 10 years. Generally, sugarcane can regrow completely between just 10 and 18 months, which makes it a greener option to paper and wood.

As statistics showed, around 1.2 billion tons of sugarcane can be produced annually. From this, 100 million tons of bagasse are created each year. While some of this bagasse is burned as biofuel, much is discarded. Bagasse packaging production finds a new purpose for this agricultural byproduct that would otherwise have been disposed of reducing waste and supporting farmers.


Is sugarcane renewable or nonrenewable

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Is bagasse compostable?

Bagasse is absolutely proved compostable. Compared with other disposable products, The primary strength of bagasse fiber is that it will not produce any pollution to the environment for a long period of time. Conversely, bagasse products biodegrade quickly and unreleased harmful chemicals.


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What does compostable mean?

Compost is usually made by gathering plant material, such as leaves, grass clippings, and vegetable peels, into a pile or bin and letting it decompose as a result of the action of aerobic bacteria, fungi, and other organisms.

In the packaging world, compostable means something a bit different. Typically, what a packaging company means when they call their product “compostable” is that it can be turned into compost if entered into an industrial composting facility. This is an important distinction. Compostable products do not always biodegrade naturally in a landfill. They have to be placed in the right kind of conditions, conditions that are often only found in industrial compost facilities. Compostable products will take much longer to break down if in a landfill, especially an “air locked” landfill where there will be no oxygen.


What does compostable mean

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What is biodegradable?

Generally, if it can be disintegrated by bacteria, fungi, or some other biological process, then we believe that it is biodegradable. Biodegradation is primarily a process of disintegrating the whole part into its component parts.

When Zhiben says that our plant fiber packaging is biodegradable, we actually mean that it will disintegrate when placed in a landfill. This is totally eco-friendly to our environment. Obviously, we don’t want products that last forever sitting in our landfills. However, the key problem is to take note of how long it takes for the product to biodegrade. Some products degrade in months, while others take years. When shopping for green products, the less time for biodegradation the better. For years, we provide high-quality biodegradable party cups, clamshell boxes, coffee lids, hot drink cups, cold drink cups and so on.


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What is the difference between biodegradable and compostable?

Biodegradable means any material that naturally disintegrates and decomposes in the environment, while compostable products are organic items that decompose to become a pile of nutrient-rich soil.

The primary difference between compostable and biodegradable is that compostable goods require a specific setting in order to decompose, whereas biodegradable products disintegrate naturally. Generally, composting is a faster process only under the right conditions. Both of these kinds of products are better for the environment than plastic products that can take hundreds of years to disintegrate.


What is the difference between biodegradable and compostable

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How do you make bagasse packaging?

Raw Material Inspection

When we get the raw material, sugarcane bagasse, we will make an inspection of the material firstly to check if the material reaches Zhiben standard. It is the first step that we can control the quality from the original point.

Make Sugarcane Pulp

Sugarcane pulp is a kind of pulp. It uses sugar cane bagasse as raw material and is formulated into a certain concentration of pulp through hydraulic pulping and high-temperature disinfection.

Molding Stereotype

The molding stereotype is to make the raw pulp into a shape of a semi-wet pulp cup blank. This is a key process in the production of a paper cup.

Cutting

This process uses hot die pressure forming, calendering, eliminating the net marks left by the paper web forming, making the inner and outer surfaces smoother.


How do you make bagasse packaging

Product Quality Checking

According to the appearance and the company's testing requirements, we check whether the product is qualified and divided into first-class products and waste products.

Metal Detector

Each sugarcane bagasse food container needs to be tested by a metal detector to make sure they reach the product and food safe level.

Disinfection

Disinfection makes customers be guaranteed in safe. We are not only want to sell products, more want to make safe products let our environment and food be better.

Packing

Zhiben molded fiber packaging manufacturer has different ways of packing. We can pack as your requests as well.


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Head office:
Room 2103, West CBD
No.139, Xinzhou 11th St.,
Futian District,
Shenzhen,China


Factory:
Building 103,
Xinyang Road, Lincun,
Tangxia Town,
Dongguan,China

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