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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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When you make paper by hand with plant fibers from your own backyard, you'll participate in a long-practiced art and connect with plants around you--just as you grow your own bright, oddly shaped tomatoes and make rich, flavorful sauce from them, savoring every drop.
In spite of their useful properties, broader use of plant fibers is limited by their hydrophilic nature.
More work is needed to stabilize plant fibers in storage or to combine them with polymers for stabilization," Drzal says.
Because filter paper is composed of almost pure cellulose and possesses the cellulose morphology and nanostructure of the original plant fiber, it was previously proposed (Goodell et al.
Plant fiber is largely composed of cellulose and hemicellulose (Van Soest, 1982).
The three case studies reported, pointing to a broad range of plant fiber composites, reinforced with jute (hard bast fiber), celery (elastic stem fiber) and phormium (elastic leaf fiber), were also deemed capable of confirming the versatility of the acoustic emission technique.
That's why the Madison, Wisconsin-based researcher has seized upon a more streamlined system, known as "consolidated bioprocessing," in which bacteria and plant fiber are processed in just one vat.
Until now, adding plant fiber during the sack-making extrusion process has caused undesirable changes in product texture.
Bile contains estrogen conjugates and a diet high in plant fiber increases the amount of estrogen excreted in feces.
You can enjoy fried chicken, pizza, cheeseburgers, even butter and sour cream, and stop worrying about the weight," said the slick TV infomercial this spring for "Fat Trapper," a pill that combines chitosan with plant fiber.
In the Summer '98 Rethink Paper project report, the reference to a meeting of the Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry's Nonwood Plant Fiber Committee in October 1997 should have referred to the meeting of the Advertising Print Production Association in April 1997.
Still more convenient would be some oil in a container (a hollowed-out stone, for instance) with a wick of some plant fiber inserted into it.