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Record number 357972
Title Improvement of fibre and composites for new markets
Author(s) Toonen, M.A.J.; Ebskamp, M.J.M.; Kohler, R.
Source In: Improvement of crop plants for industrial ends uses / Ranalli, P., Dordrecht : Springer - ISBN 9781402054853 - p. 155 - 180.
DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-5486-0_6
Department(s) PRI Biodiversity and Breeding
Publication type Chapter in book aimed at a professional audience
Publication year 2007
Abstract Plant fibres have decisive advantages compared with synthetic fibres. One great advantage of plant fibres is their optimized strength to weight ratio. Others are their better workability as a result of optimum fibre length and cell wall thickness, their high anisotropic qualities and their good ion exchange capacity. The natural products are readily biodegradable and renewable.
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