Modification of bast fibres. II

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

Research output: Publication in policy / professional / specialist journalArticle (for policy / professional audience)Academic researchpeer-review

3 Citations (Scopus)


Methods of modifying the fibre cellulose in bast fibres are reviewed. These include degumming, scouring, bleaching, parchmentization and mercerization. Enzyme treatments are also described. Enzymatic treatment has so far received little attention and deserves further investigation.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages6
Specialist publicationTextile Asia
Publication statusPublished - 24 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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