Diameter: 25-30 μm
Very fine: < 10 μm, Fine: < 20 μm, Medium: 20-50 μm, Course: > 50 μm
Staple length: 1 - 2 m
short < 26 mm, medium 26-29 mm, long: 30-38 mm, extra long: 39 mm and over
Natural fibre colour: Naturally white in colour
Microscopic Images (Cross sectional and SEM):
Angelini, L.G, Lazzeri, A, Levita, G, Fontanelli, D, and Bozzi, C. “Ramie ( Boehmeria Nivea (L.) Gaud.) and Spanish Broom ( Spartium Junceum L.) Fibres for Composite Materials: Agronomical Aspects, Morphology and Mechanical Properties.” Industrial Crops & Products 11.2 (2000): 145-61. Web.Caption:
Irregular oblong multicellular with small lumem
Irregular and broad with cross marks irregular distributed.
Tensile strength (cN/dtex) :
Moisture regain (%): 12%
Flammability: Cellulosic fibres such as cotton, hemp jute etc. burns with a steady flame and smells like burning paper or leaves. The ash is greyish and easily crushed.
fabrics for household furnishings (upholstery, canvas)
Taylor MA, 2004. Technology of Textile Properties. Third edition. Forbes Publications, London, UK.
Zhong Z and Xiao C, 2008. Fabric composition and testing. In: Fabric Testing. Ed: Hu, J. Woodhead Publishing Limited, Cambridge, UK.
ISO/TR 11827:2012 Textiles — Composition testing — Identification of fibres.
Houck, Max M. Identification of Textile Fibers. Cambridge : Boca Raton: Woodhead Pub. in Association with The Textile Institute ; CRC, 2009. Print.