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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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9, 2015 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- According to a new market report published by Lucintel, the future of the natural fiber composites (NFCs) market looks attractive with opportunities in the automotive and building & construction industries.
With its launch of a range of natural fibers, SHUKR has successfully combined practical modest fashion with Islamic principles surrounding fair-trade, eco-friendly and sustainable clothing.
And combining natural fiber reinforcement with polymers that are bio-based and biodegradable creates composites that are recyclable and biodegradable.
r most popular products because it offers the economics and all of the sustainability benefits of a natural fiber solution with an added luxe factor suitable for upscale retail applications.
Crate & Barrel includes sisal, abaca and a jute/sisal/poly blend in its Natural Fibers section, within the rugs group under Decorating & Accessories.
The slightly slippage at the beginning of the test was difficult to control since the natural fiber is very weak.
Methodologies for assessing the decay susceptibility of natural fiber plastic composite extrusions were evaluated.
A natural fiber composite may not be the most advanced material around, especially when it has been used as a substrate for automotive interiors almost since the day operations were commercialized in October 1999.
The costs for some of the truly natural fiber rugs can be competitive with the synthetic choices, especially sisal and jute.
Williams-Sonoma stands by the classic coir, or natural fiber, doormat.
4 million in the project's total $4 million research budget and is now a major client of Poematec, which ships natural fiber parts for use in trucks and cars manufactured in Sao Paulo and Juiz de Fora in the state of Minas Gerais.
Additionally, the materials' low cost, low density, acceptable specific properties, ease of separation, enhanced energy recovery, CO2 neutrality, biodegradability, and recyclable properties, have focused attention on natural fiber use in composites.