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Natural Fibers
Organic Inorganic
Plant Animal Rock Metal
Seed Bast Leaf Fruit Hair Wool Silk
Cotton (CO) Flax (LI) Abaca (AB) Coconut (CC) Camel (WK) Wool (WO) Silk (SE) Asbestos (AS) Metal (MTF)
Kapok () Hemp (HA)     Alpaca (WP)   Tussah (ST)    
Akund() Jute (JU)     Lama (WL)        
  Bamboo (BAM)     Angora Mohair (WM)        
        Cashmere (WS)        
        Horse Hair (HS)        
        Angora Rabbit (WA)        
Synthetic Fibers
Organic Inorganic
Natural Synthetic
Cellulose Origin Protein Origin
From Plant From Animals
Viscose (CV) Soybean (SPF) Casein () Acylic (PAN) Glass (GF)
Modal (MD) Alginate (ALG) Polylactic Acid (PLA) Polyethylene (PE) Carbon (CF)
Lyocell (CLY) Corn ()   Polypropylene (PP) Ceramic (GEF)
  Peanut ()   Polyester (PET)  
      Modacrylic (MAC)  
      Elasthane (EL)  
      Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE)  
      Polyamide 6 (PA 6)  
      Polyamide 6.6 (PA 6.6)  
      Aramide (AR)  



Abaca


General
Abaca is a tropical plant species which lives 8-20 years.
It is also known as Manila hemp.
It is grown in Manila since 1500.
Most of the world production is made in Philippines.

Applications
Warp and sail-cloth,
Pillow filling material production.

Functions
Fibers are in vagine in the form of bundles.
Fibers are in different colors change from white to brown.
Fiber length changes from 2 to 3m.
It consists of 63-64% cellulose, 10% hemi- cellulose, 5% lignin, and pectin.
Also it has 10% moisture content.

Specifications
Glace
Strong
Biodegredable
High strength
Resistant to salt water
Limited desicant
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