International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

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Research Paper | Home Science | India | Volume 4 Issue 7, July 2015


Extraction of Fiber from Sansevieria Trifasciata Plant and its Properties

Dr Rita Kant | Preeti Alagh


Abstract: Textile industry today is known to be the biggest polluter of environment resulting in ecological imbalance and depletion of resources. Due to technological advancements, ever increasing consumerism and fast fashion, these crises like situations have become a potential threat to humanity as such. Fashion Consumers all over the globe are practicing a 'use and throw' attitude resulting in textile waste choking up landfills. Feeling concerned, the governments have begun launching programs on environmental awareness, International business houses are being asked to observe strict legislations and undergo environmental audits. In the scenario, use of natural fibers and enzymes for textile processing is being encouraged. Possibility of discovering certain non-conventional sources for natural fibers is being explored. ?Sansevieria Trifasciata fiber is one such lignocellulosic fiber that has likelihood for use in textile industry. It can be extracted from the leaves of Sansevieria Trifasciata Plant by various methods, one of them being water retting?. In this study the extracted fiber was examined for its diameter, fineness, tensile strength and elongation in the laboratory of Northern India Textile Research Association as indicated in ASTM. The diameter of the fiber was found to be 50.76 microns with a fineness of 19.45 denier. The tensile strength and elongation of the fiber were found to be 5.97 gm/denier and 3.27 %. There is a possibility of favorably enhancing these properties through various techniques of mixing and green application processes.


Keywords: Sansevieria Trifasciata Fiber, Tensile Strength and Denier


Edition: Volume 4 Issue 7, July 2015,


Pages: 2547 - 2549

Extraction of Fiber from Sansevieria Trifasciata Plant and its Properties


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Dr Rita Kant, Preeti Alagh, "Extraction of Fiber from Sansevieria Trifasciata Plant and its Properties", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), https://www.ijsr.net/get_abstract.php?paper_id=SUB157084, Volume 4 Issue 7, July 2015, 2547 - 2549, #ijsrnet

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