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;
Physical and Chemical Properties
Good resistance to water.
Resources and Citations
- 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