Fabrication and Evaluation of Agave Americana Leaf Fiber

Suvitha, L. (2021) Fabrication and Evaluation of Agave Americana Leaf Fiber. In: ICCAP 2021, 7-8 December 2021, Chennai, India.

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Abstract

The manmade fibers are predominant to the natural fibers and also it has its own importance in many of the applications. The natural fibers are widely used due to their surplus availability and due to its environment friendly nature. These environment friendly fibers are mostly used in the manufacturing of composites, fibers, ropes and cordages. Fibers, extracted from leaves of Agave Americana plant are cellulosic in nature and has unique properties when compared to other natural cellulosic fibers. In this study the fibers are extracted using retting process and the impurities are removed using scouring and bleaching process. The scouring and bleaching process was carried out in a bath. Then the fibers are tested. The agave fibers are spun into yarn by using flyer spinning machine. The yarn is converted into fabric by using handloom weaving machine. Then the fabric is dyed by using cold brand reactive dyes. Then the fabrics were given a finishing treatment by using silicone enzyme to soften the fabric. Then the fabrics were tested.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: agave americana fibers flyer spinning reactive dyeing sisal water retting
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Depositing User: EAI Editor IV
Date Deposited: 29 Mar 2022 08:04
Last Modified: 29 Mar 2022 08:04
URI: https://eprints.eudl.eu/id/eprint/9814

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