Rattan Synthetic Made In Indonesia
Rattan synthetic is a product produced to replace the function of original rattan which is made from plastic raw materials or synthetic materials, such as high-density polyethylene (HDPE) and polyvinyl chloride (PVC)
The lifestyle of the community is increasingly giving rise to the latest innovations. Including the innovation of furniture items including raw materials. This innovation can meet the global market demand for rattan products.
Both of these materials are processed by the manufacturer through a manufacturing process to produce artificial rattan strands. From this process, several rattan synthetic such as poly strap is produced which are wide and flat in shape.
In addition, there is also a round artificial rattan called polycore. And lastly, there is artificial rattan which is often called craftsman with polypeel. Polypeel is artificial rattan in the shape of a semi-circle.
In terms of price, rattan made from PVC is much cheaper than natural rattan. This is due to the production costs and the cost of rattan made from PVC which can be considered quite cheap.
In addition to low production costs, rattan is preferred by craftsmen because it is easy to process. Weaving into various shapes is easy to make, that PVC rattan is weather-resistant and has a lighter weight and easy maintenance.
Rattan Synthetic Production for Furniture Craftsmen
Genuine rattan raw materials are usually purchased from agents with prices ranging from Rp. 80,000, -/kg. Meanwhile, the need to make rattan-based furniture or accessories for each product is different. It all depends on the type of product and its design.
For example, for the manufacture of 1 standard-sized room sketch, craftsmen need approximately 15 kg of rattan. The manufacture of 1 unit of chair/table requires 4-5 kg of rattan on average.
When compared to the price of the original rattan above, the price of artificial rattan can be much more economical. Because artificial rattan is sold at a price of Rp. 40.000,-/Kg. Both real rattan and rattan synthetic each have advantages and disadvantages.
In the following, we describe the advantages and disadvantages of rattan synthetic compared to real rattan. The following are the advantages of this rattan compared to natural rattan, which is that it has more varied colors.
In addition, artificial rattan also has a flexible and lightweight structure. It is very necessary to shape and weave rattan material so that it becomes the furniture design desired by the craftsmen.
Disadvantages of Rattan Synthetic Compared to Natural Rattan
Of course, both natural rattan and artificial rattan have their own weaknesses and shortcomings. Both judged from the shape, price, texture, and durability have their respective advantages.
One of the advantages of artificial rattan is that the material is made more durable and more durable. This will be an added value because the weather in indonesia is quite extreme. This is because of the anti-corrosion properties of artificial rattan.
In addition to having many advantages offered, this artificial rattan also has several weaknesses, namely, when it is burned it will produce chemicals. Although the chemical substances produced are not dangerous, it is preferable to choose rattan with hdpe material.
In addition, the strength of artificial rattan will decrease due to its lightweight. Artificial rattan products are also not strong enough to support the load. To overcome this, craftsmen can combine artificial rattan with wooden, iron, or aluminum structural designs.
After knowing about natural and artificial rattan, handicraft connoisseurs can choose according to their needs. Due to the gradual decrease in the amount of natural rattan, craftsmen often use rattan synthetic.