Steam exploded fiber

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Steam exploded fiber is a pulping and extraction technique that has been applied to wood and other fibrous organic material.[1] The resulting fibers can be combined with organic polymers to produce fiber composite materials. Alternatively, the fibers, along with other extracted substances, can be processed chemically or digested to produce ethanol and other useful substances.


  1. ^ Maurizio Avella; Claudio Bozzi; Ramiro dell'Erba; Bonaventura Focher; Annamaria Marzetti; Ezio Martuscelli (November 1995). "Steam-exploded wheat straw fibers as reinforcing material for polypropylene-based composites. Characterization and properties". Die Angewandte makromolekulare Chemie: Applied macromolecular chemistry and physics. Hüthig & Wepf Verlag. 233 (1): 149–166. Retrieved 29 November 2011.

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