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"Change the script. Join the vibe." The invitation could not be more clear. Use vibers ™ and be part of it. Of the biobased community, the green movement, the do-gooders. Jan-Govert van Gilst sees rapid growth in the use of his elephant grass fibers, especially in biopolymers.
Harm Ikink / Netherlands

Van Gilst grows the elephant grass on fallow, unused land and his fibers are used for paper, concrete and sustainable plastic. Since last year, he uses the brand name ‘vibers ™’. The most recent applications are trays for fruit and vegetables, and a luxury cosmetic packaging. “Vibers is an all-round material”, says Van Gilst. ABN AMRO now finances vibers so nothing seems to stand in the way of rapid growth.