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bast fiber

[′bast ‚fī·bər]
(botany)
Any fiber stripped from the inner bark of plants, such as flax, hemp, jute, and ramie; used in textile and paper manufacturing.
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This indicates that natural bast fiber has been transformed into inorganic carbon fiber after 300[degrees]C carbonization process in hydrogen ambience.
The primary bast fibers are the most valuable product of the stems, and are 3-55 pm long (van der Werf, 1994); they are amalgamated in fiber bundles which can be 1-5 m long (Fig.
Physicochemical Characterization of Different Treatment Sequences on Kenaf Bast Fiber. Carbohydrate Polymer 2006; 65: 202-207.
The basic materials of wood shavings, kenaf bast fibers (hereafter "kenaf"), and bicomponent fibers are shown in Figure 1.
Atchison explained that chemical pulping of the shorter core fiber is thwarted by the fact that "it just won't drain on a paper machine," and the great length of the bast fiber can interfere with its mechanical pulping.
1723124 Rope (without bast) of bast fibers in a mixture with chemical fibers
(Poland) branch of French company Safilin, one of the biggest bast fiber spinning mills in Europe.
Further we studied the effect of kenaf fiber length and variation of bast fiber retting using chemical and enzymatic retting in poly(hydroxybutyrate-co-valerate)/poly(butylene adipate-co-terephthalate) polymer blends.
Kenaf bast fiber bundle-reinforced unsaturated polyester composites IV: effect of fiber loadings and aspect ratios on composite tensile properties.
It is a perennial bast fiber crop originating from China, and known as "China grass".