like cotton, wool, silk, modal, tencel and linen, are all sourced from animals and plants.
The natural fibres
are subjected to alkali treatment.
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.
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.
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.