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Encyclopedia > Plant fiber

Fiber crops are field crops grown for their fibers, which are used to make paper or cloth. These crops are generally havestable after a single growing season, as opposed to trees which are typically grown for many years before being harvested for wood pulp fiber. In specific circumstances, fiber crops can be superior to wood pulp fiber in terms of technical performance, environmental impact or cost. Piece of paper Paper is a thin, flat material produced by the compression of fibres. ... A variety of fabric. ... Wood pulp is the most common material used to make paper. ... Environmental impact analysis is conducted to determine the likely human environmental health impact, risk to ecological health, and changes to natures services that a proposed or ongoing project may bring, or is bringing. ...

Botanically, the fibers havested from many of these plants are bast fibers; the fibers come from the phloem tissue of the plant. The other fiber crop fibers are seed padding, leaf fiber, or other parts of the plant. This article is about the plant tissue. ... In vascular plants, phloem is the tissue that carries organic nutrients, particularly sucrose. ...

Fiber crops include:

Jute is a long, soft, shiny plant fibre that can be spun into coarse, strong threads. ... Binomial name Linum usitatissimum Linnaeus. ... Torn linen cloth, recovered from the Dead Sea Linen is a material made from the fibers of the flax plant. ... Binomial name Boehmeria nivea (L.) Gaud. ... U.S. Marihuana production permit, from the film Hemp for Victory. ... Binomial name Hibiscus cannabinus L. Kenaf is the name of a hibiscus plant Hibiscus cannabinus and also the term for the fiber obtained from this plant. ... Binomial name Musa textilis Categories: Plant stubs | Liliopsida ... Species See text Nettle (Urtica) is a genus of flowering plants in the family Urticaceae, mostly perennial herbs but some are annual and a few are shrubby. ... Cotton is a soft fibre that grows around the seeds of the cotton plant, a shrub native to the tropical and subtropical regions of both the Old World and the New World. ... Genera Many, see text Bamboos are a group of woody perennial evergreen plants in the true grass family Poaceae, subfamily Bambusoideae, tribe Bambuseae. ... Binomial name Stipa tenacissima L. - Esparto grass Esparto, or esparto grass, also known as halfah grass or needle grass, Stipa tenacissima, is a perennial grass grown in northwest Africa and southern Spain for fiber production for paper making. ... Coir (from Malayalam kayaru - cord) is a coarse fibre extracted from the fibrous outer shell of a coconut. ... SISAL (Streams and Iteration in a Single Assignment Language) is a general-purpose single assignment functional programming language with strict semantics, automatic parallelisation, and efficient array handling. ...

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Plant fiber made into most of the world's non-naval string and rope.
Plant fiber produced from mesocarp of the coconut.
Plant fiber produced inside pods of tropical tree of the Bombacaceae.
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