ABACA PHILIPPINES is the first, comprehensive reference guidebook on abaca plants and the numerous by-products that are created and marketed worldwide. It is filled with more than 750 vibrant color photographs and showcases how the abaca fibers are transformed into creative expressions of arts and crafts and industrial innovations. The book discusses the history of abaca; it explains the unique characteristics of the plant fiber and its seeds; it offers practical guidance on the integrated uses of the different parts of the abaca plant; the process of extracting the fiber and its different grades and classifications. It is a useful database for projecting global trends and prospects of the abaca industry.

Abaca Philippine is an inspiring source book of information to manufacturers, designers, engineers, traders and consumers of abaca. The book celebrates the spirit of Filipino craftsmanship and ingenuity in the use of abaca.