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Monthly Archives: December 2013

Functionality and Usability kapok fiber

The fibre is light, very buoyant, resilient and resistant to water. The process of harvesting and separating the fibre is labour-intensive and manual. It is difficult to spin but is used as an alternative to down as filling in mattresses, pillows, upholstery, stuffed toys such as teddy bears, zafus and for insulation. It was previously […]

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Kapok oil absorbent fiber as

Kapok oil absorbent fiber as A natural vegetable fiber kapok (Ceiba petandra ) , assessed its viability as a filter to separate mixed liquids such as mixtures of oil / water. Two types of oils , namely diesel and hydraulic investigated. Several simulation oily water prepared by mixing tap water with one of these oils […]

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Kapok fiber production process

Before the cotton ready to be used to fill mattresses , pillows , bolsters and so on , kapok need to undergo several stages of processing . Here are the stages of cotton processing is done on cotton processing company in our place precisely in the Village Karaban Pati , Central Java . Sorting Kapok […]

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Commodities Kapok Fiber

Kapok ( Ceiba pertandra Gaertn of family Bombacaceae ) or kapok ( Sunda / Java ) and kapo ( Madura ) is commonly grown in the coastal areas and lands with a height of 700 meters above sea level ( asl ) . These species begin flowering and fruiting at the age of 5-6 years […]

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Indonesian kapok fiber

Kapok fiber is one of the natural fiber that grows cellulostic on cotton crops . It has a hollow body and tail sealed , which is a desirable feature of this natural candidates for functional textiles . However , low volume weight of kapok is ( specific density 0.29g/cm3 ) , and the short length […]

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Kapok Fiber for upholstery industries

Kapok finds use in bedding and upholstery industries, in the production of life-saving equipment, and in the construction of thermally insulated and soundproof covers and walls. On account of its buoyancy, freedom from water-logging and weight-bearing capacity, it is the material par excellence for the manufacture of lifebuoys and belts, waistcoats and other naval life-saving […]

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