Thursday, January 3, 2013

Where Burlap Comes From?

Burlap comes from minor vegetable fibers that are generally composed mainly of cellulose: examples include cotton, jute, flax, ramie, sisal, and hemp. Cellulose fibers serve in the manufacture of paper and cloth. Minor natural vegetable fibers can be further categorized into the following  description: seed fiber, leaf fiber, bast fiber, fruit fiber, and stalk fiber. The most used minor vegetable fibers are cotton, flax (linen) and hamp, although sisal, jute, kenaf, bamboo and coconut are also widely used.

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