Financial benefits and economic potential:
The potential market for Godene fibre would clearly be the textile industry, where the fibre appears to compare favourably with other textile fibres.
Due to the advantages in terms of biodegradability and recycling, composite materials re-inforced with plant fibres represent a potentially lucrative market, in particular for the production of interior panels, visors and other parts of automobiles. Plant fibres meet the criteria for a environmentally compatible design to a very high degree. Research undertaken by European automobile manufacturers has resulted in a number of test components made from plant fibre re-inforced composite components.
Further possible Godene Fibre based products include industrial and domestic filters, agro-textiles, geo- textiles, laminates, insulation materials, upholstery and absorbents.
The establishment of a Godene Fibre industry would have several far reaching consequences for the Namibian nation as a whole:
The growing worldwide trend to preferably use natural fibres as raw materials in the manufacture of products for the textile, automotive, building and construction, furniture and other industries, is based on the fact that they are biodegradable and recyclable - a characteristic with significant economic potential.
Godene Fibre Corporation 2010