Strong, flexible fibers obtained from Neoglazovia variegata plants that are native to Brazil. Caroa fibers are soft and creamy white but twice as strong as jute. They have a high proportion of lignin and become yellow in sunlight. Caroa is used for cordage, ropes, netting, and lightweight suiting fabrics.
Synonyms and Related Terms
Neoglazovia variegata; Fibrasil
Physical and Chemical Properties
- Good resistance to water.
- Length = up to 4 feet (1.2 m)
Resources and Citations
- G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971
- J.Gordon Cook, Handbook of Textile Fibres:I Natural Fibres, Merrow Publishing Co. , Durham, England, 1984
- Encyclopedia Britannica, http://www.britannica.com Comment: "Neoglaziovia." Accessed 25 Oct. 2004 .