Environmental concerns have regenerated interest in the use of natural fibers for a much wider variety of products, including high-tech applications such as geotextiles, and composite materials for automotive and light industry use. Covering minor as well as major fibers produced worldwide, Bast and Other Plant Fibers analyzes flax, hemp, jute, kenaf, ramie, sisal, coir, and nettle, and provides an index of fiber-yielding plants. Each chapter examining chemical and physical structure, fiber, yarn and fabric production, dying, handle and wear characteristics, economics, and environmental, health and safety issues. A comprehensive set of tables makes it easy to compare the physical and chemical characteristics of different fibers.... in the automotive industry (1997a2001) Manufacturers/ Model/application ( dependent on model) Customers Audi TT, ... Variant (1998), Passat Variant, Bora Door inserts, seat backs, rear flap lining, parcel tray Volvo C70, V70, Coupe ( 1998) Door inserts, parcel tray Source: nova-Institut 2001. ... When the 37 million car and light vans manufactured in the rest of the world are taken into account the globalanbsp;...
|Title||:||Bast and Other Plant Fibres|
|Author||:||Robert R. Franck|
|Publisher||:||CRC Press - 2005-04-07|