Definitions

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  • noun Hibiscus cannabinus, an annual or biennial herbaceous plant found mainly in Asia.
  • noun The fibre obtained from this plant, similar to jute.

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  • noun fiber from an East Indian plant Hibiscus cannabinus
  • noun valuable fiber plant of East Indies now widespread in cultivation

Etymologies

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Persian

Examples

  • A few models from Japan use natural fibers such as kenaf to reinforce plastics, reducing the demand for glass reinforcements, which are heavy and energy-intensive to produce.

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  • The biodiesel and feed starch farmer believes kenaf, a kind of grass, is the answer to soaking up oil as it washes on shore.

    Sand Cleaning Technology Test May Help Gulf Oil Spill Cleanup

  • They work with U.S. farmers to produce tree-free alternatives to paper fiber based on kenaf-based papers.

    Archive 2007-11-01

  • Department of Agriculture studies show that kenaf yields of 6 to 10 tons of dry fiber per acre per year are generally 3 to 5 times greater than the yield for Southern pine trees, which can take from 7 to 40 years to reach harvestable size.

    Archive 2007-11-01

  • Department of Agriculture studies show that kenaf yields of 6 to 10 tons of dry fiber per acre per year are generally 3 to 5 times greater than the yield for Southern pine trees, which can take from 7 to 40 years to reach harvestable size.

    An Alternative to Trees?

  • The body is built using environmentally friendly plant-based materials such as kenaf.

    Wireframe Toyota Corolla: How The Hell Do You Do This?

  • They work with U.S. farmers to produce tree-free alternatives to paper fiber based on kenaf-based papers.

    An Alternative to Trees?

  • Wynn said alternative fibres such as hemp, flax, sisal and kenaf were being increasingly used around the world in products such as paper, textiles, fuel and food.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • He said hemp fibre, like the more commonly known flax, kenaf and sisal fibres, could be used in pulp, paper and fuels.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Natural fibres such as asbestos, sisal, hemp, kenaf, coir, bamboo, and begasse are natural products, which, with no or very little processing, can be used in building materials.

    4. Innovative technologies related to recycling of materials

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