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Sisal hemp to be torn out of national parks

IT looks great in gardens but it’s wreaking havoc in the Rockhampton region. Sisal hemp, a long-leaf agave from Mexico, is in for the fight of its life as environmental workers press ahead with its eradication from national parks. The …

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Sisal for composite materials for cars, furniture, construction, plastics and paper products.

A coarse and strong fibre, sisal is being increasingly used in composite materials for cars, furniture and construction as well as in plastics and paper products. The plant Sisal fibres are obtained from Agave Sisalana, a native of Mexico. The …

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Sisal-based building materials to reduce housing construction costs by 60 per cent

A new innovative method to manufacture building materials is expected to slash down construction costs by up to 60 per cent. The technology is not new having been pioneered by China and already adopted by Ethiopia in an effort to …

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