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Pina/Pineapple Fiber

Pina/Pineapple Fiber
Pine leaf fiber (PALF) is one of them that have likewise great potential as support in thermoplastic composite. It is the target of the ebb and flow exploration to portray PALF and to explore the impact of fiber treatment on the mechanical properties of PALF strengthened polypropylene (PP) composite. PALF was arranged from crude pina leaf. It was then synthetically treated to impede the water content. Both PP and PALF were exacerbated utilizing two- move plant machine preceding pressure shaping through hot press machine to shape a sheet. In the wake of framing the composite sheet, tests were arranged for malleable test, flexural test and effect test. Filtering Electron Magnifying instrument (SEM) was utilized to explore the miscibility between the fiber and grid. It was discovered that PALF contain 87.56% holocellulose, 78.11% alpha cellulose, 9.45% hemicellulose and 4.78 % lignin. The concoction constituents got were in the reach to information reported in written works. It was likewise watched that the flexural modulus and quality of treated PALF strengthened PP composite expanded straightly with augmentation of fiber loadings. This pattern was comparative for effect quality where it displayed a slight decrease at the beginning stage yet expanded later as the fiber stacking expanded. The study has exhibited that the ideal fiber stacking for the best execution of the composite accomplished was 30 wt%. This was elucidated further by SEM where strands and lattice have demonstrated better miscibility at 30 wt% of treated PALF.

Generation strategies: 
Since pina is from a leaf, the leaf must be cut first from the plant. At that point the fiber is pulled or part far from the leaf. Most leaf fibers are long and to a degree solid. Every strand of the pina fiber is hand scratched and is hitched one by one to shape a consistent fiber to be handwoven and afterward made into a pina fabric.

Kalibo, Aklan, is the principle and the most established manufacturer/weaver of pina material in the Philippines which are being traded to different parts of the world most especially North America, and Europe. Pina weaving is an age-old custom which was as of late restored in the previous 20 years.
Pineapple silk is viewed as the ruler of Philippine fabrics and is viewed as the fabric of decision of the Philippine world class. During the 1996 APEC summit held in the Philippines, world pioneers wore Barong Tagalog made of pina sourced from Kalibo during the gathering photograph.
Makers incorporate De La Cruz House of Pina, Malabon Pina Producers and Weavers Association, Reycon's Pina Cloth and Industry, and Rurungan sa Tubod Foundation.


A real use for pina fabric is in the production of the Barong Tagalog and other formal wear in the Philippines. It is additionally utilized for other table linens, sacks, mats and other garments things, or whenever that a lightweight, yet firm and sheer fabric is required.


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