Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch

Bast Fiber

  • Jan W. Gooch
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_1122

n Any of a group of fibers taken from the inner barks of plants that run the length of the stem, is surrounded by enveloping tissue, and is cemented together by pectic gums. Included in the group are jute, flax, hemp, and ramie, some of which are used to reinforce plastics.

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  • Jan W. Gooch
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  1. 1.AtlantaUSA