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natural fiber

[′nach·rəl ′fī·bər]
(textiles)
A textile fiber of mineral, plant, or animal origin.

natural fiber

Any fiber made from a mineral, plant, or animal source, as opposed to a synthetic fiber.
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The coming-together of different stakeholders associated with natural fibres would help identify the scope and strategy for purposeful utilization of our natural fibre resources, including jute, he added.
While natural fibres have many advantages, they also exhibit certain disadvantages which include high moisture absorption and low interfacial adhesion between the fibre and the matrix due to polar behaviour of hydroxyl group in natural fibre and non-polar behaviour of the matrix.
The Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech), a research institute of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) and the National University of Singapore (NUS) Faculty of Engineering jointly inked an agreement today to launch two Joint Labs, in the areas of Natural Fibre Composites and Large Format Machining, to move the local precision engineering industry into high value-added manufacturing.
Although natural fibre fabric has a symmetrical construction on both directions, type 14/1, tests revealed significant differences in mechanical properties of the two directions.
These are problems for which AD Majoris has practical work-arounds, and a measure of its ability to deal with the aesthetics of natural fibre compounds is that at one time car manufacturers only considered them for non-visible parts, but now they are looking to their use in visible components.
The Sheepwalk - a woolly take on the cat walk - was a crowd-pleaser, with models showing off some of the beautiful woollen and natural fibre items produced by exhibiting traders.
By replacing petroleum-based materials with sustainable natural fibres, Green Inside compounds can more than double the strength of the base polymer while offering added environmental benefits.
Natural fibres are supplied via downstream side feeders and gently incorporated into the melt by means of the MPEs.
And in the longer term the charity intends to offer social housing providers natural fibre insulation at reduced costs.
Part 2 Improving natural fibre production through breeding and cultivation: Developments in fibrous flax breeding and cultivation
The incorporation of natural fibre into PLA can produce a bio-based composite material which is biodegradable and environmental friendly.
This suggests that if we can add the natural fibre to products commonly eaten daily - such as bread, biscuits and yoghurts - up to three quarters of the fat contained in that meal could simply pass through the body.