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Sisal Fiber Chemical Treatments

  • Treatment with sodium hydroxide: Sodium hydroxide does not affect but it dissolves and removes some of the non-cellulosic materials such as hemi-cellulose, pectin and water soluble substances.
  • Resistance to sulphuric acid: If sisal fibers are immersed in sulphuric acid, it will decompose.
  • Resistance to water: Shows good water resistance. Resistance of sisal fiber to seawater is higher than that to fresh water.

Applications of Sisal:

  • The short sisal fiber, with its features of softness, high-flexibility, high friction resisting, acid resisting and alkali resisting, it is an excellent material of High-quality sofa, Wadding mat Pulp Constructing materials
  • The plants can be also used as an effective hedge to protect crops and land from predators, and the extensive root system helps to reduce soil erosion in arid areas.
  • Other sisal materials include Rope Sisal core for steel wire rope, Yarn and twine,  Sisal cloth Polishing , buff Carpet Pulp ,Constructing materials and doormats 

Chemical Composition of Sisal Fiber: 

The components of sisal fiber (% by weight):

  • Cellulose 55-65
  • Hemi-cellulose 10-15
  • Pectin 2-4
  • Lignin 10-20
  • Water soluble materials 1-4
  • Fat and wax 0.15-0.3
  • Ash 0.7-1.5

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