Arenga fiber

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A stiff, strong fiber obtained from the leaves of the aren palm tree, Arenga saccharifera, native to Indonesia. These coarse fibers resemble horse hair in texture and are used in brushes and brooms.

Synonyms and Related Terms

arenga fibre; ejoo; eju; ejok; iju; gomatu; gomuti; gumati; gormito; sago palm

Physical and Chemical Properties

Burnt fiber produces about 1% gray ash.

Resources and Citations

  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 123
  • Fairchild's Dictionary of Textiles, Phyllis G.Tortora, Robert S. Merkel (eds.), Fairchild Publications, New York City, 7th edition, 1996
  • F. Kidd, Brushmaking Materials, Bristish Brush Manufacturers, London, 1957

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