report on the potentials and unsustainability of rattan sector ... - WWF

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report on the potentials and unsustainability of rattan sector ... - WWF

high productive, creates the variety of color, but it’s not color-fast with rattan outer layer

(peel) difficult to stick. The rate of dyed product in the enterprise’s product basket is small.

Natural dyeing can be a priority in developing new products towards high-class markets.

Vietnam cleaner production Centre (VNCPC) and Vietnam Glimpse Co-operative has

successfully experimented 10 natural pigments from available vegetables. However, to meet

the requirements of capacity, colour uniform, and colour remaining, there needs to be more

time applying and experimenting.

HRPC (Vietnam Handicraft Research and Promotion Center) and Vietcraft (Vietnam

Handicraft Exporters Association) import 34 different surface finishing techniques. Many

companies want to learn and to transfer these technologies. However, there’s still not clear

the environment impacts, investment requirements and the market for the above techniques.

The detail information and some transfer tests selected according to the enterprises needs can

be a reasonable start.

2.12. Packaging

Small-diameter rattan is a natural material with good mechanical properties, able to bear the

physical impacts, light and not unhealthy. Wastes in rattan product transportation for the

export markets mainly are the unused spaces of all containers and trucks, taxes on packaging

materials: paper, plastic-nylon. There are some products designed for packaging and

transportation: can be put closed to each other or can be folded. These products are not only

long-lasting (not easy to get fractures, scratches), but also reduce the cost of transportation

and packaging.

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