Natural Plant Fibers: Production, Processing, Properties and Their Sustainability Parameters

Sohel Rana, Subramani Pichandi, Shama Parveen, Raul Fangueiro

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterpeer-review


This chapter discusses the present scenario and market trend of some important natural plant fibers such as cotton, flax, jute, and hemp. Production, processing, and applications of these fibers are discussed. The factors influencing the sustainability of these natural plant fibers are presented and various lifecycle assessment studies performed on these fibers to evaluate their environmental impacts and sustainability are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRoadmap to Sustainable Textiles and Clothing
Subtitle of host publicationEco-friendly Raw Materials, Technologies, and Processing Methods
EditorsSubramanian Senthilkannan Muthu
PublisherSpringer Science+Business Media Singapore Private Limited
Number of pages35
ISBN (Electronic)9789812870650
ISBN (Print)9789812870643
Publication statusPublished - 20 Jun 2014
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameTextile Science and Clothing Technology


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