Chemical Composition, Properties, And Uses Of Sisal Fiber

Sisal Fiber

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

  • Africa,
  • 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.

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