Pineapple Leaf Fibre
Fresh leaves yield about 2 to 3% of fibres. Fibrous cell of PALF consists of vascular bundle system in the form of bunches which is obtained after mechanical removal of the entire upper layer after harvesting.
PALF is composed of many chemicals constituents. It is multicellular lignocellulosic fibre containing polysaccharides, lignin in major amount, and some miner chemicals like fat, wax, pectin, uronic acid, anhydride, pentosan, colour pigment, inorganic substance, and so forth. Fibre is collection of thin and small multicellular fibres which appears like a thread. These cells are tightly joined with the help of pectin. PALF constitute cellulose (70–82%) and arrangement of fibres is the same as in cotton (82.7%).