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bast fiber

Any of various durable fibers found in the phloem of certain plants, especially flax, hemp, and jute, used in making rope and baskets.



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]
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Noun1.bast fiber - strong woody fibers obtained especially from the phloem of from various plantsbast fiber - strong woody fibers obtained especially from the phloem of from various plants
natural fiber, natural fibre - fiber derived from plants or animals
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The snap point: a transition point in Linum usitatissimum bast fiber development.
Bast fiber (from the woody stalks of some plants) makes the strongest paper and is most commonly used by papermakers, but it's also more time consuming to harvest and process, so you might move on to this fiber after you try grasses and leaves.
The assets acquired include trademarks, trade secrets, IP and know-how related to bast fiber production from agronomics to finished products developed by Crailar Technologies Inc.
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The new site will make products using multiple fiber types including e-glass, carbon fiber, bast fiber, and synthetic fibers of all types using state-of-the-art technologies which include the latest developments in fiber opening, blending, carding, cross lapping, web drafting and the ultimate in needle loom design, "Hyper Punch" technology.
As with other bast fiber crops, hemp phloem fibers are arranged in bundles parallel to the stem axis, and are embedded in a pectic polysaccharide network.
Categorized as a bast fiber crop, hemp has stems consisting of an outer skin containing long, strong fibers and hollow, wood-like cores.
The low density of kenaf bast fiber as compared with glass fiber [11], carbon fiber, and hemp [12] has made kenaf a frequently considered reinforcement filler.
There are a few papers about the grafting of Kenaf bast fiber [12-14].
The Structure and Properties of the Degummed Kosteletzkya Virginica Bast Fiber.