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Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2021, Volume: 14, Issue: 9, Pages: 765-775

Original Article

A comprehensive study on Physico-Mechanical characteristics of Okra fibre (Abelmoschus esculentus) for textile applications

Received Date:19 December 2020, Accepted Date:09 March 2021, Published Date:19 March 2021


Objectives: The objectives of this research is to investigate the physicomechanical characteristics of okra bast fibres (OBF) as well as to go through all the process to make this okra fibre as one of the commercial cellulosic fibres which can be used in different textile applications such as reinforcements in polymer matrix composites, carpets, materials used for absorbing oils and liquids, packaging industries, basic textiles products, coarse decorative textile products, Geo-textiles etc. all over the world. Methodology: In this work, OBFs are characterized by using Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), Breaking strength and breaking extension test, linear density analysis, Microscopic view and Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) analysis, and the crystallinity is measured by X-Ray Diffraction (XRD) data. Findings: XRD data indicates that the amorphous region is far greater than the crystalline region in OBFs, SEM analysis displays the technical fibres are overlapped and cemented by non-cellulosic compounds. These test results show a great similarity to other bast fibres properties mainly physical, mechanical, microstructural (crosssectional and longitudinal view) properties.

Keywords: Okra bast fibre (OBF); SEM; FTIR; XRD; Breaking strength and breaking extension; Linear density


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