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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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Natural fibres like cotton, wool, silk, modal, tencel and linen, are all sourced from animals and plants.
Kolkata, August 2 ( ANI ): President Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated the International Conference on Natural Fibres organized by the National Institute of Research on Jute and Allied Fibre Technology at Kolkata on Friday.
She said that the use of natural fibres has helped the country to generate new employment opportunities in the field of handicrafts businesses utilising fibres like seeds, animal wool and plant leaves to produce clothes and other products.
Knowledge of mechanical properties on both directions of composite materials reinforced with natural fibre fabrics is very useful to designers, to make advanced structures, with applications to interior automotive components and furniture with complex shapes.
The emphasis so far has been on the reception of natural fibre compounds by automotive companies--an attractive market with, for instance, Peugeot Citroen in France declaring a target of eventually using only natural fibres in plastics compounds.
In this year's International Year of Natural Fibres, the event pulled in crowds of enthusiasts for a two-in-one festival which also included the Mid Wales Mouthful food festival.
Part 2 Improving natural fibre production through breeding and cultivation: Developments in fibrous flax breeding and cultivation
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.
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.
Natural fibres are supplied via downstream side feeders and gently incorporated into the melt by means of the MPEs.
A PERMANENT exhibition for woollen and natural fibre products from Wales and the Marches opened this weekend.