Cellulose Fibres - Leaf Fibres

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Leaf Fibres Introduction

  • Leaf fibres are mainly obtained from thick, fleshy leaves.
  • These leaves are supported by fibrous bundles, often several feet long and held together with a gummy substance.
  • The fibres are extracted by a process called Decortication, where leaves are crushed and beaten with a rotating wheel so that only fibres remain.
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Uses of Leaf Fibres

  • Leaf fibres are mainly used in rope and twine.
  • They are sometimes used in woven fabrics and usually require no spinning for this purpose.
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Leaf Fibre Ropes Exampe


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