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Plant Fibre Processing: a Handbook

by Cyril Jarman Intermediate Technology Publications
Pub Date:
12/1997
ISBN:
9781853393853
Format:
Pbk 64 pages
Price:
AU$29.99 NZ$30.43
Product Status: Out of stock. Not available to order.
This is the last of the Small-scale Textiles series and covers the pre-spinning processes which make plant fibres suitable for textile manufacture. The book includes not only familiar plant fibres such as cotton, sisal and jute, but also less well known fibres from plants such as Himalayan nettle, pineapple leaf and kenaf, which are of great value to small communities where they are used for both utilitarian and decorative purposes. As well as extraction and other pre-spinning processes, there is background information on the growing areas, soil and climatic requirements and methods of harvesting, and details of equipment suppliers and sources of further information.
''This handbook presents no-nonsense introductory information for those working to help the rural poor in developing countries generate income. Almost every tropical and sub-tropical vegetable fiber (hemp to abaca) for rope, twine, and baskets. Learn about extraction, grading and processing. Includes elegant drawings and access information for equipment suppliers in the Phillippines, India, Columbia, Northern Ireland, and the UK, and ag-research organizations in a dozen countries.''