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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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