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Bast

 (bäst)
n. Mythology
Variant of Bastet.

bast

 (băst)
n.
1. The phloem of a plant.
2. Bast fiber.

[Middle English, from Old English bæst.]

bast

(bæst)
n
1. (Botany) Also called: bass fibrous material obtained from the phloem of jute, hemp, flax, lime, etc, used for making rope, matting, etc
2. (Botany) botany another name for phloem
[Old English bæst; related to Old Norse, Middle High German bast]

bast

(bæst)

n.
1. phloem.
2. Also called bast fiber. any of several strong, woody fibers, as flax, hemp, ramie, or jute, obtained from phloem tissue and used in the manufacture of woven goods and cordage.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English bæst, c. Middle Dutch, Old High German, Old Norse bast]

bast

- A word for an asylum, refuge, or sanctuary.
See also related terms for refuge.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bast - strong woody fibers obtained especially from the phloem of from various plantsbast - strong woody fibers obtained especially from the phloem of from various plants
natural fiber, natural fibre - fiber derived from plants or animals
2.bast - (botany) tissue that conducts synthesized food substances (e.g., from leaves) to parts where neededbast - (botany) tissue that conducts synthesized food substances (e.g., from leaves) to parts where needed; consists primarily of sieve tubes
phytology, botany - the branch of biology that studies plants
vascular tissue - tissue that conducts water and nutrients through the plant body in higher plants
sieve tube - tube formed by cells joined end-to-end through which nutrients flow in flowering plants and brown algae
3.bast - cat- or lion-headed Egyptian goddessBast - cat- or lion-headed Egyptian goddess; represents life-giving power of the sun
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The effect of alkalization and fibre alignment on the mechanical and thermal properties of kenaf and hemp bast fibre composites: Part 1--Polyester resin matrix.
It falls into the bast fibre category (fibre collected from bast or skin of the plant) along with kenaf, industrial hemp, flax (linen), ramie, etc.
While the specific plant type of the earliest finds of twisted fibre cannot be identified as to species, the woven material on the 'dressed' figurines was identified visually by Soffer (2004) as bast fibre.
That is why, improvement of the cottonising process was directed toward modifying the chemical composition of the bast fibre so as to improve its separation, flexibility and softness.
Kenaf bast fibre was supplied by Institute of Tropical Forestry and Forest Products (INTROP), Malaysia.
The firm will position its dedicated ITMA squad to have a discussion about decortications and refining of bast fibres for technical applications and new fibre blending and dosing lines.
Bast fibres are separated from the natural gum and woody matter of the plant stalk in the retting process.
Plant fibres include bast fibres, leaf or hard fibres, seed, fruit, wood, cereal straw, and other grass fibres.