[ US /ˈkɛnæf/ ]
  1. valuable fiber plant of East Indies now widespread in cultivation
  2. fiber from an East Indian plant Hibiscus cannabinus
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  • The earliest-known kenaf production was in 4000 B.C., and the plant has traditionally been used in the making of rope, sacking, twine and matting.
  • Both hemp and kenaf offer a sound alternative to virgin fiber, leaving the world's fast-disappearing forests intact.
  • Department of Agriculture studies show that kenaf yields of 6 to 10 tons of dry fiber per acre per year are generally 3 to 5 times greater than the yield for Southern pine trees, which can take from 7 to 40 years to reach harvestable size. Archive 2007-11-01
  • They work with U.S. farmers to produce tree-free alternatives to paper fiber based on kenaf-based papers. Archive 2007-11-01
  • A few models from Japan use natural fibers such as kenaf to reinforce plastics, reducing the demand for glass reinforcements, which are heavy and energy-intensive to produce. All DN headlines
  • ARS proclaimed kenaf to be its top alternative fiber candidate for pulp and papermaking.
  • Speakers at the conference talked about unusual or exotic crops, such as amaranth (also known as pigweed), kenaf (related to hemp or jute), camelina (known as wild flax), pennycress The Memphis Daily News
  • The body is built using environmentally friendly plant-based materials such as kenaf. Wireframe Toyota Corolla: How The Hell Do You Do This?
  • Gunny bags account for about 90 percent of the total production of Chinese juteand kenaf textile mills.
  • This information will show whether it is profitable for a farmer to produce fibre from kenaf and jute,’ he said.
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