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					                         Strong Fiber to Replace Abaca




                                      Abstract




       The study was conducted to determine the feasibility of using the leaf
fibers from snake plants as a substitute to the commercial textile fiber. The
processes involving in the conducting the study was fiber extraction and sun
drying of fibers. The fibers were then prepared for the determination of their
physical characteristics and undergo several tests such as determining the fibers
tensile strength, affinity of dye, and resistance to various chemicals such as
acetone.


       The result showed that the fibers obtained from the leaf of the snake
plants have good physical characteristics. It has durable fiber because of having
great ability to hold a heavy load, very resistant to chemicals such as acetone
and less absorbent to various dye used.


       It was further concluded that the leaf fibers from snake plants (Sanseviera
trifisciata Hahnii) can really compete or substitute to the commercial textile fiber.

				
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