Archive for the ‘Plant Fiber’ Category

Jute Plant Fibers Create Burlap Spiral Tubing

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blog2-1If you need flexible packaging, many will consider burlap spiral tubing as well as woven polypropylene (a thermoplastic polymer), available in heavy 7oz and extra heavy 10oz burlap. Woven spiral tubing is both versatile and durable. It is created by sewing the tube in a continuous roll with the edges sewn at a 45-degree angle or bias. The tube can stretch significantly and then close when pulled from the ends. The tubing works best when the edges can still overlap and are secured with wire ties.


Marine Equipment Made of Natural Fibers

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Natural fibers can be sourced from plablog3-1nts such as oil palm, sisal, flax, ramie, hemp, kenaf, and jute. These plants specifically produce cellulose fibers in stems, leaves, seed, grass, or reeds. They are known to be relatively low weight, low cost, cause less damage to processing equipment, and have the strength and flexibility to create improved surface finishes of molded composite parts called natural reinforced polymer composites (NFPCs).


Plant Fibers Like Jute, Flax and Hemp in Medical Science

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blog2-1 Plant-based fibers such as flax, jute, and hemp are being used to engineer medical use bio-composites. The National Institutes of Health Consensus Development Conference defines biomaterials as a natural or manufactured material that can be used for any interval of time to treat, enhance or replace a tissue, organ, or function of the body. They are used in implants and medical devices and must be compatible to interact with biological systems without rejection. As complicated as it sounds, humans have been doing this throughout history.


Natural Plant Fibers for the Sustainable Manufacture of Clothing

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blog4-1 In the past, the few garments a person owned would fit in a small wardrobe closet. A coat for winter, a few shirts, and a couple of pairs of pants or dresses. Clothes were brushed clean or washed very infrequently and shoes were polished. Today, we have several colors of the same shirt or pants and overflowing walk-in closets. Many consumers act as though clothing is disposable.


Plant Fiber and Textile Arts

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blog3-1 Modern fiber art evolved from the textile arts practiced globally since ancient times to create practical cloth for clothing, tapestries, quilts, and rugs. New artistic applications combine fibers to produce new products, with an exclusive feel, smell, aura, and appreciation.


Jute and Other Plant Fibers for Natural Burial

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blog2-1Plant fibers create natural fabrics for all kind of uses. The trend to use green products that are simple and sustainable reduces pollution and encourages efficient land and energy use.


Woven Plant Fiber FIBC Bags Help Combat Climate Change

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blog1-1Across the world, we have become more vulnerable to natural hazards like floods due to human activity and intervention into nature’s processes.  The result is changed drainage patterns from commercial development, agricultural practices, and deforestation that affect river flow and basins. Exposure to flood-prone areas is growing and expected to increase due to evolving climate change referred to as global warming by the science conference held in Shanghai in early 2001. This means dangerous floods are expected to become more frequent due to more winter rainfall and unusual and extreme weather events. Many efforts at ‘hard-engineering’ such as flood walls and embankments are shown to be temporary solutions, not permanent adaptations.


Biodegradable Plant Fiber Pots and the Environment

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blog3-1Plant fiber fabric bags and pots have been used commercial nurseries for many years and now these fiber containers from manufacturers have become popular with home gardeners too. Instead of buying pots and planters made from heavy plastic or ceramic, using lightweight biodegradable containers makes plants easy to move around.


Repurposing and Decorating with Jute Rope, Yarn and Twine

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blog2-1With a little creativity and some jute rope, yarn or twine, it is possible to change the look and feel of your home without spending a ton of cash. Wrapping old furniture and decorative items in many types of cording can embellish or transform your environment.


Hunting for Reusable Jute and Polyethylene Livestock and Deer Corn Bags

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blog1-1Even without any added chemicals, jute fibers create cloth, like burlap, that resist water damage, clean up easily, take little additional care, and are reusable. Manmade fabric can contain some natural materials, but the synthetic parts are usually derived from petrochemicals to manufacture fibers like polyethylene.