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Pineapple leaf fiber as a new potential natural fiber in rope making

Yusof, Yusri and Yahya, Siti Asia (2013) Pineapple leaf fiber as a new potential natural fiber in rope making. Advanced Materials Research, 785. pp. 628-633. ISSN 1662-8985


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The current development of new potential fibers is widening the areas of application. One of the current potential fibers developed is pineapple leaf fiber (PALF). PALF have been widely used as a raw material for pulp and paper making industry in Malaysia recently. Due to its enhanced properties, PALF now is commercialized as an alternative textile fiber. PALF is one of the high textile grade fibers which are commonly extracted by decorticator machine. PALF is silky, fine and textile grade. Hence, it has been widely used to make apparel. Apart from being used as an alternative fiber for home textile and apparel, PALF meet the basic requirement to be used as technical fibers. This paper presented the possibility of PALF utilization as technical fibers in rope making. PALF have similarity properties with others natural rope fibers and its can be spun into rope yarn. Instead of having a good strength, PALF also have a reasonable length as well as can be pliable. All of these are the main principle of rope making fibers. As PALF have meet this entire requirement, it can be said that its have huge potential to be used as rope making fibers.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: pineapple leaf fiber (PALF); textile fiber; decorticator machine; spun; rope yarn
Subjects: T Technology > TS Manufactures > TS1300-1865 Textile industries
Divisions: Faculty of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering > Department of Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 15 May 2014 02:11
Last Modified: 15 May 2014 02:11
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/5288
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