UTILISATION OF SISAL FIBRE (AGAVE SISALANA L.) - A REVIEW

Article Id: ARCC899 | Page : 150 - 152
Citation :- UTILISATION OF SISAL FIBRE (AGAVE SISALANA L.) - A REVIEW.Agricultural Reviews.2011.(32):150 - 152
Laxmikanta Nayak, D. Nag, S. Das, Deb Prasad Ray and Lakshamanan Ammayappan laxmikanta8495@rediffmail.com
Address : National Institute of Research on Jute & Allied Fibre Technology 12, Regent Park, Kolkata –700 040, India.

Abstract

Sisal is a perennial plant identified by its 50 – 150 thick, spiky, long and rigid spirally arranged leaves. Upon maturation, pale yellow/shiny white fibre can be extracted from leaves by retting followed by washing and drying. Easy to raise on wastelands in a wide range of agro-climates, sustained fibre yield for a considerable long duration and versatility of the fibre as a potential input material for various applications makes it a viable option for employment generation and rural development thus leading to sustainable development.

Keywords

Sisal fibre Cordage Rope Yarn Paper.

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