What Exactly Is Bamboo Fiber?
30 July 04

What Exactly Is Bamboo Fiber?

Bamboo fiber, is the natural growth of bamboo extracted from the cellulose fiber, after cotton, hemp, wool, silk, the fifth largest natural fiber. Bamboo Fiber has good permeability, instantaneous water absorption, strong wear resistance and good dyeing characteristics, with natural antibacterial, antibacterial, deodorization, deodorant and Anti-ultraviolet function.


The main chemical constituents of bamboo fiber are cellulose, hemicellulose and lignin, the three belong to the high poly sugar, the total amount of fiber dry quality accounted for more than 90%, followed by protein, fat, pectin, tannin, pigments, ash, etc., most exist in the cell lumen or special organelles, directly or indirectly participate in its physiological function.


Cellulose is the main constituent of bamboo fiber cells, and it can be used as textile fiber. As a result of different bamboo age, its fiber content is also different, such as bamboo shoots 75%, 1 years for 66%, 3 years of life for 58%. The content of hemicellulose in bamboo fiber is generally 14%~25%, the average content of Phyllostachys pubescens is about 22.7%, and the content of bamboo age decreases, such as 2 year growth Bamboo 24.9%, 4 years 23.6%. Bamboo fiber yarn used for clothing fabrics, mats, sheets, curtains, scarves, such as the use of blended with Vinylon can produce lightweight clothing fabrics. Blended with cotton, wool, hemp, silk and chemical fibres for weaving or knitting, producing various specifications of woven and knitted fabrics. Woven fabrics can be used to make curtains, jackets, casual wear, suit suits, shirts, sheets and towels, bath towels and so on. Knitted fabrics suitable for the production of underwear, sweaters, T-shirts, socks and so on. Bamboo-Cotton blended yarn under 30% of the original fiber content is more suitable for underwear, socks, and can also be used for the production of medical care supplies. Also used in tissue manufacturing, in recent years bamboo fiber as raw materials for the healthy and environmentally friendly bamboo fiber paper towels began to appear.

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