Asbestoses are modified natural fibres. Long regarded as a wonder material for its good thermal and electrical insulation abilities, it has been recognised as a dangerous substance because of its tendency to cause lung cancer. Read more..
Crimp refers to waves, bends, twists or curls along the fibre length. It is expressed as crimps per unit length. Some natural fibers are linear, others form two-dimensional or three-dimensional crimps. Crimped fibers tend to have higher elongation than linear fibers.
After size, fiber length is the most important property of a fiber. Fiber length is critical in processing of fibers and yarns and in the translation of fiber strength to yarn strength. In general, a longer fiber length is preferred. Read more..
Glucose is a simple sugar, or monosaccharide, formula C6H12O6. This six-carbon carbohydrate is the main source of energy for animals and plants.
International year of natural fibers 2009 Declared by the United Nations, the IYNF expected to raise awareness and cause supply for natural fibers. Objectives are encouragement of appropriate policy responses from governments to the problems faced by natural fiber. Read more..