Sisal derives its name from a small port in the Yucatan peninsula of Mexico through which the earliest supplies of agave fibres, locally known as Henequen, were exported and it became known to commerce as “Sisal” or “Sisal Hemp”. The full possibilities of the Agave fibres, of which sisal is by far . . . → Read More: What is Sisal
PRODUCTS AND USES
Historically the main end use of sisal fibre has been for the manufacture of agricultural twine, general cordage and sacks. With increased competition from synthetic fibres, such use has, over the past 40 years, diminished particularly for East African sisal. East African sisal is generally produced on organised estates using water . . . → Read More: Sisal – Products -Plant and Fibre Extraction
Sisal (Agave sisalana) is an agave that yields a stiff fibre traditionally used in making twine, rope and also dartboards. The term may refer either to the plant or the fibre, depending on context. It is sometimes incorrectly referred to as sisal hemp because hemp was for centuries a major source for fibre, so . . . → Read More: Sisal – Facts & Uses
What is Sisal
Sisal is a term which refers both to a species of agave native to Central America, and to the fiber which can be produced by this plant by processing its leaves. The fiber can be used for a wide variety of purposes, ranging from papermaking to textiles. Plantations for growing sisal . . . → Read More: Sisal
What is commonly called a coconut, as found in grocery stores, is actually only the single seed of a fruit of the coconut palm tree (Cocos nucifera). Before being shipped to market, the seed is stripped of an external leathery skin and a 2-3″ (5-8 cm) thick intermediate layer of fibrous pulp.
Fibers . . . → Read More: Coir – How products are made
What is Coir
Coir is a natural fibre extracted from the husk of coconut and used in products such as floor mats, doormats, brushes, mattresses etc.
Technically coir is the fibrous material found between the hard, internal shell and the outer coat of a coconut. Other uses of brown coir . . . → Read More: Facts about Coir