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  Sisal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sisal or sisal hemp is an agave Agave sisalana that yields a stiff fiber used in making rope.
Sisals are sterile hybrids of uncertain origin; although shipped from the port of Sisal in Yucatán (thus the name), they do not actually grow in Yucatán, the plantations cultivating henequen (Agave fourcroydes) instead.
In the 19th century, sisal cultivation (the plant being propagated via offsets), was spread worldwide, from Florida to the Caribbean islands and Brazil, as well as to countries in Africa, notably Tanzania and Kenya, and Asia.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Sisal   (286 words)

 The Sisal Plant
The sisal plant has a 7-10 year life-span (longer in Mexico where growth is slower) and is usually cut first after 2-3 years and then at 6-12 month intervals.
In East Africa, where sisal is produced on an estate basis, the leaves are in the main transported to a central decortication plant after which the fibre is dried, brushed and baled - for export or for use in the domestic mills.
East African sisal, being washed and decorticated, is considered to be superior in quality to Brazilian sisal (although the latter is more than adequate for the manufacture of agricultural twines and general cordage and is used domestically in craft paper production) and, in normal times, commands a significant price premium on the world market.
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 SISAL   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Sisal grows best in a hot climate and may be grown throughout the humid and sub-humid lowland tropics.
cantala the Maguey sisal of the Philippines; and A.
Sisal is essentially a commercial crop hardly ever grown by small-scale farmers except as hedges.
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 Sisal Rugs and Sisal Carpets from Natural Area Rugs
Sisal Rugs and Sisal Carpets are a great choice when you are looking for options to redecorate or give a fresh look to any room.
Sisal plants produce a fiber which is stronger than many other common fibers such as flax, hemp, and jute.
The fibers of sisal natural floor coverings are often left undyed, so they take their color from the plant from which they are made.
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 Discount Custom Jute & Sisal Area Rugs at Cheap Prices!   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Sisal Rugs, used for area rugs and wall to wall (broadloom) carpet, is also called sisal hemp, which is the name of a plant grown for its strong fiber.
Sisal rugs and carpets are generally grouped and classified as agave fibers.
Sisal Rugs lend itself to use on stairs, wall to wall installations; especially in heavy-duty commercial applications, because of its durability and ease of application to a variety of surfaces.
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 Sisal Fibre   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Sisal fibre is derived from the leaves of the plant.
It is valued for cordage use because of its strength, durability, ability to stretch, affinity for certain dyestuffs, and resistance to deterioration in saltwater.
Sisal is the only crop that resists the semi-arid climate and which is economically feasible to the poor northeast region of the country where around 800,000 people depend on it.
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Sisal produces the longest and strongest natural plant fibres, hence the longest and strongest ropes, everything from the largest ropes to tie battle ships to docks to twine for boxes.
The Sisal industry reached its peak during this period exporting 200,000 tons in 1958; thereafter nationalization, mismanagement and the rise of synthetics to replace natural fibres destroyed the Sisal, which today is about 8 per cent of 1958.
The rise of the Sisal industry in Tanga brought in migrant labourers from throughout the country and the neighbouring countries.
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 Sisal Rugs   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Sisal rugs are made from the stems and leaves of the Agave-a dark green, spilky bush found in sub-tropical climates in Brazil, Mexico and Africa.
Sisal carpet lends itself to use on stairs, wall-to-wall installations, and for mats, where its texture works well with borders.
The fibers that compose sisal rugs are obtained from the leaves of a spiky bush similar to a yucca plant.
www.sisal-rugs.com /sisal.htm   (296 words)

 UNIDO - Creating Opportunities in the Sisal Industry
Sisal, which is not indigenous to Africa, was introduced into Tanganyika (now mainland Tanzania) from Mexico at the end of 19th century.
Sisal accounts for two-thirds of world production of hard fibres, and about three quarters of sisal consumption is for agricultural twine.
In East Africa, sisal grows under diverse ecological conditions ranging from the hot humid coastal region to the cooler and drier areas in the hinterland.
www.unido.org /doc/8447   (1545 words)

 SISAL: A Safe and Efficient Language for Numerical Calculations | Linux Journal   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Thus, SISAL is really a fancy C (or Fortran) preprocessor, which means that it is quite portable, in nonparallelizing form to architectures with a good C compiler, such as gcc.
SISAL wouldn't compile on Linux at the time but the problems turned out to be relatively trivial, so with the help of Pat Miller at LLNL, we ported SISAL to Linux.
The SISAL project represents a relatively rare event in recent times, namely a significant effort to focus the talents of computer scientists on an issue of real importance to physical scientists and engineers.
www.linuxjournal.com /article.php?sid=4383   (3632 words)

 The Potential Market for Sisal and Henequen Geotextiles
As a pointer to the potential of sisal it may be helpful to examine the requirements made of the geotextile in the current area of use of other natural fibre geotextiles.
It would be expected that sisal erosion control geotextiles could compete with other types and in the applications of un-paved roads/separators sisal's apparent durability may prove to be a great advantage compared with jute and coir and may even oust synthetics in some applications.
If sisal suppliers can improve on the services offered by the manufacturers of synthetics and at a more economic cost then sisal could start to make serious inroads into this mass market which is growing at a spectacular rate.
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 Sisal Wall & Floor Coverings
Sisal fibre comes from the henequen plant, a cousin of the agave plant, native to Mexico.
Sisal farming initially caused great environmental degradation, because sisal plantations replaced native forest, but among agricultural land uses, sisal farming is currently considered less damaging than most.
Sisal is known for the great durability of its yarns, although slight matting of sisal carpeting may occur in high traffic areas.
www.advancedbuildings.org /main_t_finishes_sisal_wall.htm   (372 words)

 Sisal - TunesWiki   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Sisal is a pure functional programming language that beats FORTRAN for number crunching, especially as it allows lots of automatic optimizations for parallel architectures.
People at LLNL have decided to stop developing SISAL so as to focus on their main job: designing weapons of mass destruction, for which they'll use FORTRAN and C__.
Meanwhile, SISAL is kept alive as free software, whereas many former SISAL developers are working on a sequel to SISAL, SAC.
tunes.org /wiki/Sisal   (136 words)

Sisal buffs are used mainly for aggressive buffing.
Sisal cord no. 48 is the most common type and this is generally impregnated, as are types 31 and 32 - alternatives for brushes in smaller diameters.
Sisal cord buffs are particularly suitable for finishing contoured parts and for cutlery processing, due to their greater flexibility in comparison to sisal web.
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 SISAL S.p.A.   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Sisal is the private company that introduced betting games in Italy and based on these developed the contemporary market for gaming, gaming offices and betting slips.
At present Sisal has a network of 19,000 betting points with 20,000 state-of-the-art on-line terminals, through which it collects approximately EUR 2.582.284.495,45 for games, of which EUR 1.032.913.798,18 go to the State.
Sisal is the company which first introduced a modern gaming approach into the Italian market, launching the first pool game based on the Italian football championship in 1946, which was immediately nicknamed the Sisal-Slip and subsequently renamed "Totocalcio".
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 Technorati Tag: sisal
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 Naturlich Flooring · Sisal
Sisal fiber, obtained from the agave plant, is extremely long and rugged.
Sisal is durable enough for staircases and attractive as area rugs or wall to wall.
Sisal carpets are naturally sound-absorbing, anti-static, and extremely durable.
www.naturalfloors.net /sisal.html   (95 words)

 sisal hemp. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
About half the sisal produced is exported to the United States and Canada, where much of it is used as binding twine for grain-harvesting machines.
True sisal (Agave sisalana), henequen (Agave fourcroydes), and many other similar fibers from the agave and closely related genera are often collectively called sisal hemp.
Sisal hemp is classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Lilopsida, order Liliales.
www.bartleby.com /65/si/sisalhem.html   (191 words)

 area rugs, sisal rugs, seagrass rugs, imported rugs
Our Sisal rugs and carpets are natural rugs made only of Nature’s finest materials and crafted utilizing the strictest quality control procedures.
Since Sisal rugs are made of fibers that fibers can be dyed and woven into different patterns, this natural fiber gives you a wide selection of textures and colors to choose from.
Our Sisal rugs come from imported sisal fiber from Kenya and Tanzania, where it is extracted from the agave plant.
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 Wood tile FAQ   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Sisal is a natural fiber derived from the 'agave sisalana' cactus plant.
Sisal fibers (which can be up to three feet long) are sustainably harvested by hand from the leaves of the cactus plant.
The cost of a rug is determined by the type of material (sisal, seagrass or mountain grass), the type of binding (narrow, wide, extra-wide, linen, leather or tapestry) and the size of the rug.
www.sisalrugs.com /sisal_faq.html   (2096 words)

 Sisal Rug   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Sisal is a natural fiber extracted from the long leaves of sisal plants and Jute is the softest of all the natural fibers.
carpets have associated with sisal rug the palaces of pashas and sisal rug estates of...
Sisal rug fibers come from the Agave Sisalana plant which is...
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 Overview of the Sisal and Henequen Industry: A Producers' Perspective   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Sisal and Henequen Industry is concentrated in the mostly tropical regions of Africa, Central and South America and Asia (particularly China).
Huge subsidies have been paid by the developed countries to their domestic sisal processing companies and to the synthetic substitutes to eliminate competition from sisal exports as was done in EU for 15 consecutive years.
These were initially heavily subsidized and in the case of sisal, polypropylene substitutes acquired 55 percent of the market share in 14 years in the 70s and 80s.
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 Sisal Rugs | Buy a Sisal Rug Online in UK - Large sizes available
Strong, hardwearing and extremely versatile, sisal is a lustrous and fabulously textural floorcovering.
Crucial Trading's sisal comes from Brazil and East Africa - Brazilian fibre is extremely strong and East African is of a particularly high standard, which when woven creates top quality floorcoverings.
Our sisal rugs collection reflects this by including a wide range of beautiful designs, dyed into a spectrum of shades from the deepest bronze through to palest silver.
www.funkyrugs.co.uk /shop/customer/sisal-rugs.php   (173 words)

 used sisal rugs
sisal rugs are not for someone who likes to spend all his time in the armchair or near the TV set imaging himself as a famous actor.
And sisal rugs evening will be always in your dream till the time you can decide to do it in reality.
Try sisal rugs and make sure that sisal rugs are not an extra expenses.
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 sisal rugs, hemp rugs, mountaingrass rugs, seagrass rugs -EcoRug sisal rugs
Every sisal, hemp and seagrass carpet, as well as our collection of European bindings, is made of the highest quality natural fibers carefully sourced from premiere suppliers.
EcoRug Sisal Rugs is committed both to providing the finest quality natural fiber rugs with a fresh and sophisticated appeal, and to make the purchase as easy as possible for you.
Sisal rugs are often seen as the mark of an upscale designer, and your choices may be overwhelming.
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 Sisal Jute Rugs
Sisal Jute Rugs, from contemporary to traditional area rugs, wide range of styles and colors.
Sisal rug fiber is a strong fiber obtained from natural plant which grows in sub-tropical regions around the world.
Sisal rugs and carpets are naturally sound-absorbing, anti-static, and extremely durable because of the inherent qualities of this tough, hard-wearing fiber.
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