Bast and Other Plant Fibres

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Robert R. Franck
CRC Press, Apr 7, 2005 - Technology & Engineering - 397 pages
Environmental concerns have regenerated interest in the use of natural fibers for a much wider variety of products, including high-tech applications such as geotextiles, and composite materials for automotive and light industry use. Covering minor as well as major fibers produced worldwide, Bast and Other Plant Fibers analyzes flax, hemp, jute, kenaf, ramie, sisal, coir, and nettle, and provides an index of fiber-yielding plants. Each chapter examining chemical and physical structure, fiber, yarn and fabric production, dying, handle and wear characteristics, economics, and environmental, health and safety issues. A comprehensive set of tables makes it easy to compare the physical and chemical characteristics of different fibers.
 

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Contents

2
20
Jute
24
9
42
13
91
3
97
8
103
12
109
Yarn preparation and spinning
118
Appendices
164
Hemp
176
Ramie
207
Sisal
228
Coir
274
Abaca
315
Pineapple curauŠ crauŠ caroŠ macambira
322
Bast and leaf fibre composite materials
345

Knitting
126
Apparel manufacture
137
Marketing
143
Environmental and health and safety considerations
158
List of fibreproducing plants
377
Index
385
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