Sisal fiber is a cellulosic natural fiber. Like all the natural fibers it is also a natural fiber. It is collected from the leaf of a plant-like cactus. This leaf is very straight and sharp. By processing, this leaf sisal fiber is collected.
Sisal fiber cultivating countries:
Sisal fiber is cultivated in many countries of the world. Among all the country
- Middle America,
- West Indies,
- Florida and some parts of West Indian island where this plant is cultivated.
Chemical Composition of Sisal Fiber:
Sisal is composed of many chemical components. Cellulose is the main component of sisal fiber. Here, I have presented the chemical composition of sisal fiber.
- Cellulose: 71.5%
- Hemi-cellulose: 18.1%
- Lignin: 5.9%
- Pectin: 2.3%
- Fat and wax: 0.5%
- Water-soluble matter: 1.7%
Properties of Sisal Fiber:
- Sisal fiber is a straight fiber.
- The color of the fiber is yellowish.
- It decomposes in salt water.
Uses of Sisal Fiber:
- Sisal fiber is used to make rope, twine, and high qualified brash.
- It is used as the alternative to the tail of a horse.
- It is used by mixing with hemp fiber.
So, sisal fiber has importance in some cases.