Eco Friendly Product Indonesia Rattan

Posted on Jun 20, 2015

Eco Friendly Product Indonesia Rattan

Eco Friendly Product Indonesia Rattan

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – Association of Indonesian Furniture and Handicraft Rattan (AMKRI) expressed the greatest challenges of the industry today is the rattan cane to produce products that are environmentally friendly. “Most customers did ask that eco-friendly. But the challenge is, how do we conduct research in order to substitute the chemical products that are not environmentally friendly to environment-friendly products, “said Head of the International Relations AMKRI, Damayanti Siahaan, Monday, November 18, 2013.

According to him, during these manufacturers have difficulty in obtaining the chemicals that are environmentally friendly. Available on the market the majority of the chemicals that are not environmentally friendly. Therefore, AMKRI assess research should be done immediately.

For example, to paint, many manufacturers began to look for water-based because they want environmentally friendly products. “Later, there should be alternative raw materials that are environmentally friendly.”

Damayanti said, manufacturers have not been able to calculate whether the use of environmentally friendly raw materials will increase production costs. He is convinced, environmentally friendly raw materials are expensive due to no depth research to develop it. Therefore, he encouraged the search environmentally friendly raw materials should be encouraged.

Head of Energy Assessment Assessment Center Green Industry, Agency for the Assessment Policy, Climate, and Quality of Industry, the Ministry of Industry, Ir Shinta Sirait, said many of rattan products were rejected as it is considered environmentally friendly. Governments and businesses must immediately fix it. “Moreover, a surge in the export of rattan derivative products,” he said.

According to him, in the processing of cane derived products, chemicals are used to improve the durability, which prevents damage due to microorganisms, fungi, insects, and termites. The chemicals are also used to obtain the desired color manufacturer. Chemicals used is active boron compound, permethrin, phoxim, klorfirifos, and dimethylsulfoxide.

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