Abaca (Discovery)

Discovery of Abaca

It is a plant grown in Borneo, Philippines and Sumatra for its fibre. The plant grows about 6 metres high and has large oblong leaves. The leaves grow from the trunk of the plant and the bases of the leaves form a sheath (covering) around the trunk. These sheaths contain the valuable fibre. After the fibre has been seperated, it is sold under the name 'manila'. The fibre gets its name from the major city of the Philippines. Abaca fibre is strong and has great natural resistance to water, sunlight and wind. Abaca is also used for paper products.

Sreejith Hrishikesan

Sreejith Hrishikesan is a ME post graduate and has been worked as an Assistant Professor in Electronics Department in KMP College of Engineering, Ernakulam. For Assignments and Projects, Whatsapp on 8289838099.

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