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fibre

(US), fiber
1. a natural or synthetic filament that may be spun into yarn, such as cotton or nylon
2. cloth or other material made from such yarn
3. Botany
a. a narrow elongated thick-walled cell: a constituent of sclerenchyma tissue
b. such tissue extracted from flax, hemp, etc., used to make linen, rope, etc.
c. a very small root or twig
4. Anatomy any thread-shaped structure, such as a nerve fibre
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fiberboard

A building material, usually composed of wood fiber or cane or other vegetable fiber, compressed with a binder into sheet form; the physical characteristics depend on the fiber, binder, density, and surface finish. Also see hardboard, medium-density fiberboard, board insulation.
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Liaoning Deli in North China has produced PA/CoPA and PE/PA fibers. Up until now, locally made CoPET/PET fibers in China have not been priced competitively because the melting point is too low and they dry out and stick together.
One type of dietary fiber is soluble fiber, which helps with weight loss and lowering blood cholesterol and glucose levels.
The high-pressure flow of the resin 'pushes' the melt and fiber through the die at speeds from 200 to 1000 ft/min," says Eric Lee, Pushtrusion product manager for PlastiComp.
plants have recently been combined with Durango's FMT (Fiber Management of Texas) fiber trading operation to help both Durango subsidiaries maximize their ability to collect fiber and supply it to their family of mills.
Yang and his graduate student Narendra Reddy developed a method that produces fibers 2.5 to 8 cm long.
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Designed to measure the hydrodynamics of different pulp fibers, a new device may help predict the separation of different pulp fibers in hydrocyclones.
Frey's process involves dissolving the cotton with ethylene diamine, a relatively benign solvent, and using an electrospinning process to produce fibers 100 times smaller than anything obtainable by conventional spinning technologies.