Pineapple Leaf Fibre: Cultivation and Production

  • Pintu PanditEmail author
  • Ritu Pandey
  • Kunal Singha
  • Sanjay Shrivastava
  • Vandana Gupta
  • Seiko Jose
Part of the Green Energy and Technology book series (GREEN)


A pineapple leaf fibre (PALF) is classified according to the sources in plants, where they occur and from which they are extracted. PALF is considered to be superior in texture than any other vegetable fibre. It helps in climate restoration and soil quality by preventing soil erosion. This chapter includes pineapple cultivation practices, plant anatomy, varieties, diseases, nutritional needs, usefulness and its production at a global level. Plant distribution, varieties, fruit and fibre yield potential are also envisioned in this chapter. Post-harvest operations, decorticating practices, fibre retting, finishing, chemical composition and physico-chemical properties are reported. It also explains plant benefits to farmers, consumers and the environment.


Pineapple Leaf fibre Environment Cultivation Production Application 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pintu Pandit
    • 1
    Email author
  • Ritu Pandey
    • 2
  • Kunal Singha
    • 1
  • Sanjay Shrivastava
    • 1
  • Vandana Gupta
    • 3
  • Seiko Jose
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Textile Design, Ministry of Textilesm, Govt. of IndiaNational Institute of Fashion TechnologyPatnaIndia
  2. 2.Chandra Shekhar Azad University of Agriculture and TechnologyKanpurIndia
  3. 3.Department of Fashion and DesignChandigarh UniversityPunjabIndia
  4. 4.Central Sheep and Wool Research Institute, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, Govt. of IndiaAvikanagarIndia

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