Rattan oil curing (1)
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Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM). 2001. Rattan oil curing (1). INBAR, Beijing, China
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Rattan oil curing, bleaching and preservation
This report presents rattan oil curing, bleaching and preservation as a suitable “Transfer of Technology Model” (TOTEM) for rural development projects in poor regions where rattan is available as a resource and (potentially) used in various applications. The report is meant to serve as a guide for local extension workers involved with community-based rattan processing, and for those interested in developing a small enterprise for the processing of rattan. The information in this report is based on a detailed inventory of the application of rattan oil curing, bleaching and preservation in 38 rattan processing mills in the States of Pahang, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and Johore. These states are located in the southern parts of Peninsular Malaysia, the focal point of rattan oil curing, bleaching and preservation activity in the country. The first part of the report introduces the technology as it is used in Malaysia and discusses the scope for its implementation, its development attributes and its limitations. The second part elaborates in detail on the process of rattan oil curing, bleaching and preservation, and as such can be used as a manual for implementation of the technology. For additional illustrative material, the reader is referred to the accompanying demonstration film, the PowerPoint presentation and the poster.