Modification of bast fibres. I

K. K. Wong, Xiaoming Tao, C. W M Yuen, K. W. Yeung

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In this first part of a series on the modification of bast fibres, the structure and properties of flax and ramie are reviewed. The chemical composition of the fibres are compared with respect to crystallinity, degree of polymerisation, cellulose content and the amount of other compounds such as hemicellulose, pectin and lignin. Electron microscopy information is also provided to illustrate the morphological structures of the fibres. The physical properties of the fibres are also discussed in relation to textile and technical applications.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
Specialist publicationTextile Asia
Publication statusPublished - 19 Jun 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • General Business,Management and Accounting
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Chemistry (miscellaneous)
  • Polymers and Plastics


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