Earth, Atmosphere & Environment Sciences


Sisal Potential for Rural Employment and Making Hybrid Composite Wood Materials Using Fly ash


Earth, Atmosphere & Environment Sciences, Material Sciences

Focus Area:

Making of Composite Wood Materials

Social Benefits:

Low density , High specific strength , Renewable resource , Biodegradable , One Sisal leaf produce: 5-10 gms fibres , Sisal leaves production: 2.35 lakhs leaves per acre per 6-12 months , Sustainable fiber production : 2 tons / acre per years (6-12 months)

Developing Agency:

CSIR-Advance Material and Process Research Institute (AMPRI), New Delhi

Technology Readiness Index:

Technology Development

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Brief Description

Description :

CSIR-Advanced Materials and Processes Research Institute (CSIR-AMPRI), Bhopal has developed a technology for "Sisal potential for rural employment and making Hybrid Composite wood materials using fly ash". This technology was developed with multiple objectives for multifunctional application as well as in view of rural employment and development of wood substitute for building application so that consumption of timber in building and house construction can be minimized. 1. Sisal: Xerophyte, 2. Abundantly grown in wastelands and can grow all agro-climatic conditions , 3. Most prevalent variety of sisal in India : Agave sisalana , 4. Sisal leaves harvesting :Every one year . 5. A typical plant produces 30-40 leaves, mostly in 6-12 months

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