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Re: kenaf as a filler

Hello, Erin.  Dr. Poo Chow, of the Department of Natural Resources and 
Environmental Sciences at the University of Illinois, is our local expert 
on kenaf.  His contact information and citations for relevant publications 
are available at 
http://www.nres.uiuc.edu/faculty/directory/chow_p.html.   To read a news 
article highlighting Dr. Chow's research, see 

Hope this helps,

Joy Scrogum
Information Specialist
GLRPPR, http://www.glrppr.org/
Illinois Waste Management and Research Center, http://www.wmrc.uiuc.edu/
One E. Hazelwood Dr.
Champaign, IL 61820

At 02:13 PM 1/15/02 -0500, Erin wrote:

>Hi all,
>Have enjoyed all the emails on electric vs. gas!
>I am working for a client that would like to explore the possibilites of
>using kenaf as a filler. Has anyone doe any work or research on this? His
>question to me is below:
>"With new inovations in the composite industry there is a school of thought
>concerning the use of Kenaf as a filler. Would you please send me any
>information you have on Kenaf, it's uses, techniques for process or any
>other pertinent information you might have that would be useful. I would
>particularly be interested in process techniques,yeilds and issues
>concerning process of this material."
>Erin Callaghan