Fiber Crop

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Fiber Crop

 

a plant raised for fiber. Fiber crops include annual and perennial species of different botanical families. The fiber may be obtained from the seeds (cotton), the fruit (Ceiba pentandrd), the stalks (bast plants), or the leaves (agave and New Zealand flax). In world agriculture, cotton, jute, hemp, flax, and kenaf occupy the greatest areas; in the USSR cotton, flax, and hemp are the most important fiber crops. The fibers are used by the textile industry.

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In particular, hemp fiber is able to replace wood raw materials in the production of cellulose.
In Louisville, Trey Riddle, the founder of Sunstrand, processes hemp fiber that will become raw material for sporting goods, building material for the construction industry, and plastic moldings for coffee cups, while the wood core will become animal bedding and absorbents for wastewater spills.
And for the first 162 years following the signing of the Declaration of Independence, which was recorded on hemp fiber, marijuana was legal and industrial hemp was a common field crop in the United States.
Different characterization techniques were used to identify the material properties of PET-[0, 1, 5, 10, and 15% (w/w)] hemp fiber composites needed for the simulation process.
2014), dependent on porous structure of hemp fiber, materials with higher bulk density have higher moisture content.
Populations traditionally utilized for hemp fiber and seed production (and their ruderal relatives) are subdivided into European populations (variously called C.
Robinson comes from CRAiLAR, a Canada-based flax and hemp fiber producer, where he served as COO and SVP of quality and technical support.
The compound includes PBS, flow enhancers, compatiblizers, impact modifiers, and 20-40% hemp fiber, depending on the application.
Hemp fiber can be used to make cloth, rope and other products.
Additionally, hemp fiber may help make graphene, one of the wonder materials of the modern age, both cheaper and more effective.
Industrial hemp is potentially useful in a number of industries; for example, hemp fiber is used to make textiles (Soljacic and Cunko 1994, Zhang et al.
Some specific papers topics in this section include structure and test of a magnesium alloy pressure-resistant cabin, and hemp fiber chemical composition and disintegration.