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AZZINI, Anisio; CIARAMELLO, Dirceu; SALGADO, Antonio Luiz de Barros  y  ZULLO, Marco Antonio Teixeira. Technological characterization of sisal hybrids. Bragantia [online]. 1989, vol.48, n.1, pp. 113-124. ISSN 1678-4499.

Some sisal hybrids were studied in comparison to the common sisal (Agave sisalana Perr.) regarding some technological characteristics. The basic density (0.172 to 0.249 g/cm3) and the dry matter (16.91 to 24.82%) increased from the base to top region of sisal leaf. On the other hand, the content of textile fibers decreased from the base to the top of the leaves (37.71 to 23.43). The same trend was observed for cellulosic fibers (21.75 to 14.56%). The cellulosic fibers in the leaf base were shorter, with more lumen and less cell wall. The length of cellulosic fiber on common sisal (2.63mm) was longer than for hybrids (1.39 to 2.09mm). The sisal hybrids didn't show technological superiority over the common sisal.

Palabras clave : Agave; sisal; fibers; cellulose.

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