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Henequen fibre

Henequen is a plant (of Mayan derivation) indigenous to Mexico. Henequen is also known by the name sisal. However, this is incorrect as there are several differences between the two plants. Henequen has, first of all, 1-2 metre taller trunk, recognized with leaves with 3-5 mm spines along the edge. The fibre has a certain yellow or reddish tinge usually. Most of the production of these fibres came from Mexico (as much as 90 percent) while some production in Cuba and Australia. Henequen is one of the most important fibres in the leaf fibre group, and first of all, used in baler’s twine, secondly in handicrafts, sack making, mattress, hammocks, floor coverings, paper-making and industrial ropes.


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