What is Sisal

Agave Sisalana

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

Sisal - Products -Plant and Fibre Extraction


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 - Facts & Uses

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