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Bast fibre

spinnable vegetable f. known since ancient times. Is contained in the bast of the stems of several plants. Its chemical substance is cellulose, fats, waxes, ash matter, pectins and other hemicelluloses, lignin and water. Achieved by friction, breaking and hackling. The most important b. f. include flax, hemp, jute and ramie. Remarkable for its resilience, strength and flexibility.



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