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  Manila hemp
Manila hemp is obtained from the abaca, a plant of the banana family (Musaceae), which is also known as the fiber or weaving banana, so explaining the term banana hemp.
Manila hemp is a leaf fiber (hard fiber) obtained from the leaf sheaths of the large banana leaves.
The quality of Manila hemp, which has poor spinning characteristics, is dependent upon the part of the leaf sheath from which it originates, the manner in which the crude fiber is obtained and upon the timing of and care taken with drying.
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 Manila hemp - Encyclopedia.com
It is obtained chiefly from the Manila hemp plant (Musa textilis) of the family Musaceae (banana family).
Manila paper is made chiefly from old Manila hemp ropes and is valuable as a strong wrapping paper.
Manila hemp is classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Liliopsida, order Zingiberales, family Musaceae.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-Manilahe.html   (1066 words)

  
 Pedal Boat paddle Boat Paddle Wheeler
Manila is a general purpose rope best suited for jobs where economy, strength, and durability are necessary.
The manila rope that we carry is available from 1' to 600' lengths.
We supply amusement parks, landscapers, and homeowners with this manila hemp rope for decorative touches inside and out.
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  AllRefer.com - Manila hemp, Plant (Plants) - Encyclopedia
It is obtained chiefly from the Manila hemp plant (Musa textilis) of the family Musaceae (banana family).
Manila paper is made chiefly from old Manila hemp ropes and is valuable as a strong wrapping paper.
Manila hemp is classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Liliopsida, order Zingiberales, family Musaceae.
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  Hemp - LoveToKnow 1911
hemp; Danish and Norwegian, hamp; Icelandic, hampr; and in Swed.
Hemp yarns are also used in certain classes of carpets, for special bags for use in cop dyeing and for similar special purposes, but for the ordinary bagging and sacking the employment of hemp yarns has been almost entirely supplanted by yarns made from the jute fibre.
Hemp as a drug or intoxicant for smoking and chewing occurs in the three forms of bhang, ganja and charas.
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 Manila Hemp - LoveToKnow 1911
MANILA HEMP, the most valuable of all fibres for cordage, the produce of the leaf-stalks!
The strength of Manila hemp compared with English hemp is indicated by the fact that a Manila rope 34 in.
The fibre is now so valuable that Manila hemp cordage is freely adulterated by manufacturers, chiefly by admixture of phormium (New Zealand flax) and Russian hemp.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Manila_Hemp   (831 words)

  
 Hemp
This was increased to 7,400 acres in 1941.
Hemp is used in commercial twine, small cordage, thread, hemp carpet twines, oakum, and marline.30 It ranks next to Manila hemp for marine ropes.
Hemp seed is often fed to caged birds after the germination of the seed has been killed in accordance with federal regulations (in order to prevent its use for planting).
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 Manila Summary
Manila lies at the mouth of the Pasig River on the eastern shores of Manila Bay, which is on the western side of Luzon.
Manila is bordered by several municipalities and cities in Metro Manila: Navotas and Caloocan City to the north, Quezon City to the northeast, San Juan and Mandaluyong City to the east, Makati City to the southeast, and Pasay City to the south.
Manila is the seat of the Archdiocese of Manila and the Primate of the Philippines.
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 Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew: Information Sheets: Rope-making fibres - manila hemp and sisal
Manila hemp is the fibre extracted from the leaves of abaca, (Musa textilis) a plant related to the banana.
Manila hemp is spun into yarn to be used for the manufacture of ropes and coarse cloth for sacking.
The paper-making industry in the developed world continues to buy and use Manila hemp pulp which is a source of long strong fibres.
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 Manila - Search Results - ninemsn Encarta
Manila is on Luzon Island, on the eastern shore of Manila Bay at the mouth of...
Manila Hemp, also abaca, common name for a plant and for the fibre obtained from its leafstalks.
Manila Bay, large inlet of the South China Sea, northern Philippines, indenting the island of Luzon.
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 Hemp in Wisconsin
Hemp textiles were coarse and were relegated to use by slaves in the antebellum South where "Kentucky Jeans" presaged the Gold Rush Forty-Niner's rugged, riveted hemp pants made by Levy Straus from sailcloth and Conestoga canvas.
Kentucky's hemp farmers prospered for a time while hemp was in high demand for burlap bagging cloth to cover cotton bales and for the ropes to bind the bales under high pressure.
At Waupon in 1911 the hemp was grown on land badly infested with quack grass, and in spite of an unfavorable season a yield of 2,100 pounds of fiber to the acre was obtained and the quack grass was practically destroyed.
www.gametec.com /hemp/Hemp.in.Wis.html   (5561 words)

  
 Hemp Fiber & Wood from READE
Hemp is an annual herbaceous plant of the species Cannabis sativa, meaning "useful hemp." It is a high yield commercial fibre crop which flourishes in areas with temperate climates.
Hemp grows successfully at a density of at least 150 plants per square meter, and reaches a height of two to five meters in a three month growing season.
After harvesting, the hemp stalks are soaked with water to initiate a process of retting (the decompositional separation of the bark-like bast fibers from the inner woody core).
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 Hemp for Victory - Kentucky Hemp Outfitters
Hemp demands a rich, well-drained soil such as is found here in the Blue Grass region of Kentucky or in central Wisconsin.
Hemp for fiber is ready to harvest when the pollen is shedding and the leaves are falling.
Hemp grows so luxuriantly in Kentucky that harvesting is sometimes difficult, which may account for the popularity of the self-rake with its lateral stroke.
www.kentuckyhemp.com /library/victory.html   (1174 words)

  
 herbalhut presents Quality Versatile Hemp Products   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The leaves of hemp have five to seven leaflets, the form of which is lanceolate-acuminate, with a serrate margin.
The hemp fiber has always been valuable for the rope industry, and it was at one time very extensively used in the production of yarns for the manufacture of sail cloth, sheeting, covers, bagging, sacking, andc.
Hemp is grown for three products -- (1) the fiber of its stem; (2) the resinous secretion which is developed in hot countries upon its leaves and flowering heads; (3) its oily seeds.
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 Rope Keyrings in natural hemp, cotton and manila tied by Stonk Knots UK
Both hemp and cotton are smooth to the touch, cotton being a creamy white colour and hemp a warm buff or beige.
In 4mm hemp, 6mm hemp, manila or cotton rope
For the keyring, six strands of 4mm hemp are used to form a star knot and this is finished off with a Matthew Walker stopper knot.
www.stairropes.com /keyrings.html   (682 words)

  
 Abáca, or Manila hemp
To procure the hemp, the trunk, so soon as the fleshy bulbous fruit makes its appearance, is stripped of its splendid leaves, which serve as fodder for the oxen, and is left about three days to ferment.
This process is continued until the hemp is sufficiently cleaned to admit of its being spread out and dried in the sun.
The principal objection as yet made to the use of the Manila hemp for rigging, viz.
www.univie.ac.at /Voelkerkunde/apsis/aufi/aurel/novara/nov1319.htm   (959 words)

  
 Yarns, Flax, Hemp, Jute, Manila, Wool
Hemp is the tough, coarse fiber of the cannabis plant, used to make cordage.
Hemp fiber, which for many years was the major raw material used in the manufacture of rope, now is used mostly in the production of small twines, linen like fabrics and canvases, and, to some extent, in making special types of paper.
Manila fibers are also used for the manufacture of stencil papers, tea bags and sausage skins.
www.easy2source.com /products/textile-and-garments/industrial-yarns-and-sewing-threads/yarns-flax-hemp-jute-manila   (480 words)

  
 Hemp for Victory
Hemp for fiber is ready to harvest when the pollen is shedding and the leaves are fallen.
In Kentucky, hand cutting is practiced in opening fields for the machine In Kentucky, hemp is shucked as soon as safe, after cutting, to be spread out for retting later in the fall.
Thus hemp, the old standby cordage fiber, is staging a strong comeback.
www.digitalhemp.com /enter/eersrch/page7.htm   (1216 words)

  
 Hemp
Soft Hemp, a native of India and Persia, has been cultivated in China since 2800 BC It reached western Europe about 500 AD and, for centuries was one of the most important textile fibers.
Kentucky was once one of the leading hemp producing regions in the world but, today, this has become a minor crop in the United States.
Sisal hemp and Henequen, two species related to the century plant and native in Central America, are used for the cheaper grades of rope, binder twine, wrapping twine, nets, etc. Sunn hemp, native and widely grown in India, is used for coarse cloth and burlap sacks, like jute.
www.newton.dep.anl.gov /natbltn/300-399/nb358.htm   (638 words)

  
 Hemp Library: Hemp culture in Japan
Hemp is also grown in some parts of Nagano prefecture by farmers with a hemp license and the fibre is used for bell ropes and noren (ritual curtains) for Shinto shrines as well as in sumo rituals.
Hemp is still growing as a weed in many parts of Japan where it was formerly grown as a textile fibre.
Hemp and rice are two sacred things which are part and parcel of the rites conducted at Ise Jingu.
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 0102dvorak   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Hemp was grown in the eastern part of Illinois near Champaign and Rantoul from 1875 to 1902.
In 1915, 8,400 acreage of hemp grew in the U.S.: 6,500 acres in Kentucky, 2,000 acres cumulatively in Ohio, Indiana, Wisconsin and California.
The value of the cellulose rich hemp hurds as a source of paper, building materials, fuel and animal bedding is now universally recognized, and the multitude of nutritional benefits contained in the hempseed are manifesting themselves in numerous foods and health care products.
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 Hemp Facts
Industrial hemp is bred to maximize fiber, seed and/or oil, while marijuana varieties seek to maximize THC (delta 9 tetrahydrocannabinol, the primary psychoactive ingredient in marijuana).
Various state national guard units often spend their weekends trying to eradicate this hemp, in the mistaken belief they are helping stop drug use.
Hemp is grown in tightly-spaced rows to maximize stalk and is usually harvested before it goes to seed.
www.naihc.org /hemp_information/hemp_facts.html   (1108 words)

  
 HEMP AND MARIJUANA: Myths and Realities
However, as the hemp industry has matured, it has come to be dominated by those who see hemp as the agricultural and industrial crop that it is, and see hemp legalization as a different issue than marijuana legalization.
Hemp is legally grown by 29 countries around the world at present, with almost half of these having made hemp cultivation legal only in the last few years.
However, as the hemp industry has matured, it has come to be dominated by those who see hemp as the agricultural and industrial crop that it is, and who see it as a different issue than marijuana legalization.
www.naihc.org /hemp_information/content/hemp.mj.html   (8861 words)

  
 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Hemp
Hemp seed is used as bird food, and the oil from the seeds is used in the manufacture of paints, varnishes, and soap.
The word hemp is used in combination for several other kinds of fiber plants, notably Manila hemp and sisal hemp.
The true hemp plant is related to the hop, which is used in making beer.
www.reference.com /browse/columbia/hemp   (222 words)

  
 Wall Street Journal Dec 4, 1943, Revives Hemp Industry Of Colonial Days to Assure Supply in War, 3 Different War Time ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Manila hemp Is a much tougher fibre and rope made from it long has been the mainstay of the shipping industry which la the biggest user of rope.
To restore growing and processing of American hemp is a costly operation, made necessary by the dwindling Government stockpiles of manila hemp and other fibres, and the expanding demands for cords, twine and ropes, the latter needed particularly by ships.
A replacement for manila hemp in certain uses, however, is nylon, which is said to be tougher and less susceptible to water than manila or sisal.
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 manila cordage. manila rope, manilarope and cordage exporter
Manco’s roots go back 80 years to a City whose commerce was closely linked to Manila Bay and to the Pasig River, an important artery through which inland goods were brought to the Port along the Bay and from there shipped out.
On February 20, 1924, Manila Cordage Company, a subsidiary of Tubbs Cordage Company of San Francisco, began operations at the junction of Cristobal and Otis streets in Paco, which had easy access to the Pasig.
Its basic raw material was abaca, also known as Manila hemp, which by then was a much sought after commodity in North America.
www.manilacordage.com /MCCHistory.htm   (497 words)

  
 Bowstring Hemp - Search Results - MSN Encarta   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Bowstring Hemp, common name for members of a genus of plants (Lily), and for the hemp-like fibre produced by them.
- fibres of hemp: fibre from the leaves of a tropical perennial plant.
- tropical plant: a tropical plant with thick leaves grouped in rosettes, from which bowstring hemp is obtained.
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 Hemp: A New Crop with New Uses for North America
Hemp hurds are rich in silica (which occurs naturally in sand and flint), and the hurds mixed with lime undergo mineralization, to produce a stone-like material.
In France, dual purpose hemp is typically harvested twice—initially the upper seed-bearing part of the stems is cut and threshed with a combine, and subsequently the remaining stems are harvested.
Hemp was often grown on farms with marginal incomes in the hopes that it was a savior from a downward financial spiral.
www.hort.purdue.edu /newcrop/ncnu02/v5-284.html   (18290 words)

  
 MANILA HEMP - Online Information article about MANILA HEMP
hemp, and some of them are so fine that a garment made of them may, it is said, be enclosed in the hollow of the See also:
The hemp exported for cordage purposes is a somewhat woody fibre, of a See also:
English hemp is indicated by the fact that a Manila rope 31 in.
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 Manila hemp — FactMonster.com
It is obtained chiefly from the Manila hemp plant (
sisal hemp - sisal hemp sisal hemp [from Sisal, former chief port of Yucatan], important cordage fiber obtained...
hemp - hemp hemp, common name for a tall annual herb (Cannabis sativa) of the family Cannabinaceae, native...
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