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.
|Title of host publication||Improvement of crop plants for industrial ends uses|
|Place of Publication||Dordrecht|
|Number of pages||533|
|Publication status||Published - 2007|
Toonen, M. A. J., Ebskamp, M. J. M., & Kohler, R. (2007). Improvement of fibre and composites for new markets. In P. Ranalli (Ed.), Improvement of crop plants for industrial ends uses (pp. 155-180). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-5486-0_6