Pineapple fiber is made from the leaves of the Pineapple tree and is extremely rich in cellulose. Popular in the subtropical climate, it is used for traditional, formal wear and is relatively inexpensive. Pineapple fiber is also ideal for making sustainable & durable bags, tablecloths, and mattresses of top quality.
Soybean Protein Fiber
Soybean protein fiber is an active fiber and has botanic protein in this fiber in the world. Silky, lustrous, and soft, it is used to make intimate wear and knitted & woven fabrics. Features of soybean protein fiber that it is strong chromaticity, appearance, solid colorfastness, and anti-ultraviolet properties- making it unique.
Banana fiber, it is one of the strongest natural fibers in the world and is made from the stalks of the banana tree. Biodegradable, durable and delicate – it is used to make tent nets, furnishings, clothing, luggage, etc.
Milk Protein Yarn
Milk Protein Yarn, it is a combination of nature, modern science, and technology with proper balanced. A great advantage of this yarn is that it has both natural and synthetic fibers properties. Mixing milk protein yarn with others improves the flexibility of the fabric. This yarn is most suitable for making fabrics and beds.
Kapok fiber is a natural fiber and made from lignin and cellulose obtained from the Kapok tree. It is an excellent fiber that has many benefits – moisture resistant, bright, soft, light and silky. Kapok fabric is soft and light, it is an art favorite for making various upholstery materials.
Coffee fiber is produced by reusing coffee grounds and creating a high-tech yarn that is environmentally friendly. Proud of quick drying, odor control and UV prevention and protection, it is used in making a variety of garments and home textiles.
Kenaf- The Green Fiber
Kenaf fiber is one of the most famous and widely used natural fibers for reinforcement in polymer matrix composites. It is made of fibers from the plant Hibiscus cannabinus, which has been used for cordage and coarse fabrics. It is mainly used as a substitute for jute. In Kenaf, the fibers are found in the core and bast. Kenaf fiber is gaining popularity as an alternative reinforcement material for composites because of its:
1. low cost
2. reduced environmental impact
3. attractive mechanical properties.
Application of Kenaf Fiber
Kenaf is a traditional crop from the Third World that could serve as a new source of fiber in developed economies. Kenaf Fiber is an essential raw material for the textile industry as the fiber:
~ blends well with cotton and other fibers.
~ has natural absorbency and fire-retardant properties make it ideal for use in outerwear.
~ is naturally absorbent and fire-retardant, they are excellent for shoes or outerwear
~ have antimicrobial properties and are resistant to mildew and rot, hence excellent inactive and sportswear.
Aside from engineered wood and insulation, kenaf fiber is also used in clothing, soil-less potting mixes, animal bedding, packing materials, and absorbent materials. However, kenaf fiber is mostly used to make rope, twine, coarse cloth (similar to jute cloth), and paper.
Kenaf is the most viable and green alternative to trees for paper production. It is used as an excellent paper fiber and a source of burlap, clothing, canvas, particleboard, and rope.
Kenaf is a more environmentally friendly crop than other annual energy crops because it requires fewer inputs (fertilizers, pesticides). It is also biodegradable and inexpensive. Over the past several years, Kenaf has experienced rapid growth in the global market. A growing number of industries are using Kenaf composites for manufacturing.