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Sisal

Description

General

Leaf fiber, long glossy stiffe and coarse fiber. Sisal fibers resist seawater and have high mechanical properties which are comparable to those of glass fibers.The structure and properties of these fibers depend on the age of the plant from which it is extracted.

Properties

Chemical properties

Minimum value Maximum value Unit Sources
%
11 %

Electrical properties

Minimum value Maximum value Unit Sources
kV/mm
%
V
Ohm.mm²/m

Manufacturing Properties

Minimum value Maximum value Unit Sources

Mechanical properties

Minimum value Maximum value Unit Sources
MPa
MPa
MPa
1200 1450 kg/m³ Idemat 2003
4.3 %
MPa
J/cm
MPa
580 610 MPa Idemat 2003
MPa
MPa
26000 32000 MPa Idemat 2003

Optical properties

Minimum value Maximum value Unit Sources

Thermal properties

Minimum value Maximum value Unit Sources
°C
°C
°C
J/kg.K
W/m.K
e-6/K

Environment

mPt
Pt
mELU
MJ/MJ
MJ
kg
kg
Each 6-12 months the sisal plant can be harvested, after the plant is four years old. Continuous land occupation causes soil erosion.
Idemat 2003, Design for Sustainability, Delft University of Technology

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