natural fibre

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Noun1.natural fibre - fiber derived from plants or animals
pandanus - fiber from leaves of the pandanus tree; used for woven articles (such as mats)
New Zealand cotton - a fiber from the bast of New Zealand ribbon trees that resembles cotton fiber
bowstring hemp - strong fiber that resembles hemp; obtained from sansevieria and used for e.g. cordage
bast, bast fiber - strong woody fibers obtained especially from the phloem of from various plants
fiber, fibre - a slender and greatly elongated substance capable of being spun into yarn
animal fiber, animal fibre - fiber derived from animals
plant fiber, plant fibre - fiber derived from plants
staple fiber, staple fibre, staple - a natural fiber (raw cotton, wool, hemp, flax) that can be twisted to form yarn; "staple fibers vary widely in length"
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He stated that the global concern for environment and increasing consumer preference for bio-degradable natural fibre products have opened a window of opportunity for enhanced use of jute.
A*STAR SIMTech and NUS Faculty of Engineering have launched two joint labs in Natural Fibre Composites and Large Format Machining to boost R&D in manufacturing and support the local industry needs.
The research aims to determine the main mechanical properties of new materials necessary to simulate the behaviour of structures made of these natural fibre reinforced materials.
Two years ago it got the incorporation of natural fibres into plastics into a commercially acceptable form; last year it made around 500 tonnes of natural fibre-reinforced plastics; and this year it has brought its products to Britain through compounder and distributor 4Plas of Hinckley.
THE wonder of woolies hit the Sheepwalk at the Welsh wool and natural fibre festival Wonderwool Wales at the Royal Welsh Showground.
is a natural fibre composite company spun off from research at the University of Toronto (U of T).
In cooperation with the bioprocess engineering department of Hanover University of Applied Sciences, Berstorff has developed a new twin-screw extruder concept for the production of natural fibre compounds.
Unlike yellow rolls of fibreglass insulation, the natural fibre product is recyclable, renewable, skin friendly and allows the building to ``breathe''.
Part two goes on to explore the improvement of natural fibre properties and production through breeding and cultivation, beginning with a discussion of fibrous flax and cotton.
The utilisation of natural fibre as reinforcement in polymer composites, both thermoplastic and thermoset matrices such as polyesters, epoxies and elastomers are attracting much attention in replacing the synthetic fibre for engineering application.
The team found that Alginate - a natural fibre found in sea kelp - stops the body from absorbing fat better than most anti-obesity treatments currently available over the counter.