bast fiber


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strong woody fibers obtained especially from the phloem of from various plants

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The fiber from bast fiber crops comes particularly from the stem phloem tissues, constituting a ring of fibrous material just under the outer surface of the stem (Figs.
Further we studied the effect of kenaf fiber length and variation of bast fiber retting using chemical and enzymatic retting in poly(hydroxybutyrate-co-valerate)/poly(butylene adipate-co-terephthalate) polymer blends.
Physicochemical Characterization of Different Treatment Sequences on Kenaf Bast Fiber.
After evaluating self-support and form retention, the inclusion of kenaf bast fiber was found to improve formability.
Patent 6767634) is said to open up bast fiber bundles ofkenaf, flax, or jute without breaking the fibers.
Mean bast fiber percentage as calculated by the method of Sij et al.
The opening chapter on Africa discuses the materials Africans used to cover themselves including, wool, silk, animal skin, bark cloth, bast fiber (from stems such as raffia palm), and cotton.
Only fibers from stripped flax and cotton stalks are longer than those from hemp's long bast fiber, with which they compete for some paper products.
Jute is a bast fiber like flax and hemp its stems are processed in a similar way.
Kenaf bast fiber bundle-reinforced unsaturated polyester composites IV: effect of fiber loadings and aspect ratios on composite tensile properties.
Under new leadership since 2011, Kenactiv has focused its bast fiber programs on meeting the rapidly increasing demand for nonwoven textiles--both loose fiber for laiding and as mats or "felts.
Among them, ramie, a perennial bast fiber crop originating from China is known as 'China grass' by Westerners.
Mechanically retted short kenaf bast fiber bundle (KBFB)--reinforced unsaturated polyester (UPE) composites were fabricated.
Their topics include processing bast fiber plants for industrial applications, fiber-matrix adhesion in natural fiber composites, polyactic acid technology, lignin-bases polymer blends and biocomposite materials, and cellulose-based nanocomposites.