Standard grades of Kenaf/Rosella/Mesta Fibres

 

Name of the Grade   Characteristics of the fibres

 


 

“Kenaf Top”

   => Special

Very strong and sound fibre. Fairly good length. White/light cream and bright colour. Excellent lustre. Completely free from any defect. Maximum proportion of cuttings is 10% by weight.

 

Would correspond to “Kenaf special” when converted to Pucca grade.

 

 

“Kenaf Middle”

   => A

Very strong and sound fibre. Fair length. White/light cream colour. Good lustre. Free from specks, runners and harsh crop ends. Maximum proportion of cuttings is 15% by weight.

 

Would correspond to “Kenaf-A” when converted to Pucca grade.

 

 

“Kenaf Bottom”

   => B

Strong and sound fibre. Fair length. Light grey/light cream to light straw colour. Good lustre. Free from specks and runners. Maximum proportion of cuttings is 18% by weight.

 

Would correspond to “Kenaf-B” when converted to Pucca grade.

 

“Kenaf Bottom”

   => C

Average strength, any colour and average lustre. Free from hard centred fibres and runners and hard gummy, tops and natural specks. Maximum proportion of cuttings is 20% by weight.

 

Would correspond to “Kenaf-C” when converted to Pucca grade.

 

“Kenaf Bottom”

   => X

Any strength, any colour, croppy and gummy tops with barks and hard centre fibre. Maximum proportion of cuttings is 25% by weight.

 

Would correspond to “Kenaf-SMR” when converted to Pucca grade.

 

 

 

Remarks: Grade “A” and “Special” are very close in terms of quality, colours and other aspects.

 

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