Bromelia

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Bromelia Bromelia karatas

Description

Fine, soft fibers obtained from several species of Bromelia that are native to Central and South America. Bromelia fibers are long, strong, and creamy white. They are used for cordage, ropes, belts, carpets, and canvas-like fabrics.

Synonyms and Related Terms

bromeliad; wild pineapple;

Other Properties

Good resistance to water.

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • J.Gordon Cook, Handbook of Textile Fibres:I Natural Fibres, Merrow Publishing Co. , Durham, England, 1984
  • Fairchild's Dictionary of Textiles, Phyllis G.Tortora, Robert S. Merkel (eds.), Fairchild Publications, New York City, 7th edition, 1996