New Sustainable Fibres and their application in Textiles: A Review

Oinam Roselyn Devi
2020 International journal of modern trends in science and technology  
Presently, sustainability became a key mantra in all the industries across the world, especially the textile sector as it is one of the largest industries in the world. In textile science, natural fibres have a big role in a sustainable environment-friendly future and became a significant topic to exploit a new natural resource which is green and environment-friendly. Considering this, fibres from various sources were explored by many researchers for its potentialities in improving the quality
more » ... roving the quality of life around the world. Aloe vera, banana, sisal, hemp, jute, bamboo, milk fibre, corn, soya, groundnut shell, arecanut, coffee bean waste, lyocell and eucalyptus were few among them. Each year, more synthetic fibres and high energy-consuming products are being replaced by natural-fiber-based products. Additionally, natural fibres have been used not only for clothing but also for technical applications such as composite materials, building materials, filtration and insulation materials. The reason for this trend is not only due to increase environmental awareness but also because of its excellent properties, such as lightweight, strength, low costs and simple sourcing. Meanwhile,waste utilization became one of the important and challengeable jobs around the world. The Textile industry has obtained many fibres from bioresource waste as an important step toward sustainable development. As for example, Pinafibre is a minor fibre obtained from waste pineapple leaves. The study attempted to review some of the selected new sustainable fibres from waste materials and their application in textiles.
doi:10.46501/ijmtst0609s22 fatcat:p7x2vntpuratdk654uuuoh7i5m