Leverage the intrinsic properties of plant fibres
to realise new functionalities in plant fibre
composites (PFCs) and to create new opportunities in high value market niches, for example in next-generation of smart materials.
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The research tested soluble plant fibre
- the kind which comes out of vegetables when they are boiled in water - to judge its effect on Crohn's disease.
Today's research tested a range of soluble plant fibre
to judge their
Jute fibres are composed primarily of the plant materials cellulose (major component of plant fibre
) and lignin (major components wood fibre).
The Bare[TM] Bagasse range comprises three square plates and a bowl made from Bagasse, the plant fibre
waste which remains after sugarcane has been processed to extract sugar.
The lignin in the plant fibre
is used to drive the process by generating steam and electricity, thus eliminating the need for coal or natural gas.
The paper is handmade using natural fibres and colourants such as banana, plant fibre
cotton, yucca flour, corn husk fibre, aloe, achiote, coffee and tea.
'The plant fibre
is one of the longest and strongest natural bast fibres which is used in everything from fashion textiles to a replacement for fibre-glass, which it outperforms on several levels.'
A Swedish study has found that more plant fibre
, olive oil and fish, less meat and a bit of wine is a good arthritis diet.
Camira developed STING after four years of research into cultivating nettles, extracting and processing the plant fibre
, blending, weaving and dyeing and evaluating how the finished fabric performs.