Abstract: In the past, the fibre was extracted manually by scraping away the pulpy matter with a blunt knife. Sometimes, leaves were cut longitudinally into thin ribbons and immersed in water till the pith matter was separated from the fibre. After retting, the fibre was washed and dried in the sun. Sometimes sisal leaves were boiled in water and beaten to remove the pithy matter from fibre, which was then washed and dried. The focus of the project is to design and fabricate a sisal fibre extracting machine which is operated by an electric motor to extract fibres from sisal leaf. Thus, the aim of the project is to develop a machine which yields good quality of fibre to increase the productivity and also to encourage small scale industries to use this machine instead of old-time consuming methods.
Keywords: Sisal, Fiber, Extraction, Electric motor.
| DOI: 10.17148/IARJSET.2020.7824