Sisal fibers are of the leaf type and are found in parts of Central America. Brazil, Tanzania and China are the largest producers of these fibers in the world.
These fibers are in the form of strands in the direction of leaf length and cause leaf strength in length. The leaves that are picked by the machine are crushed and the removed fibers are washed and exposed to sun to dry and bleach.
The properties of sisal fibers are the same as other cellulose fibers and can be used to produce ropes, decorative fabrics, especially hats and bags. Its resistance to salt water decreases over time.
Sisal fibers are often band-shaped and their cross-section is elliptical or polygonal, with a weak lumen channel.