Abaca (manila hemp) fiber directory for the textile industry and apparel industry
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Abaca  A naturally occurring fiber found in the stem of the abaca plant. A member of the banana family, Musa Textilis.The fiber is also called Manila Hemp, and is used extensively in the manufacture of marine cordage, abrasive backing papers, tea bags, and other products requiring high tensile strength.


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  Exaninsa : they are producers and exporter of abaca (manila hemp) and cabuya fibres in raw form from Ecuador.  Their company will also assist in transportation upon request.  Their goal is the best service with the best fibre quality at a price to ensure a mutual profitable long-term relationship.    Address: 560 Main Street  # 758 (mktg/sales)  farms in Ecuador New York New York 10044 USA  Phone: 1-212-894-3748  ext 5644 or  1-212-371-2115  Fax: 1-212-894-3748 ext. 5644  Email: [email protected] Contact:  Louis Diez, President


  Peral Enterprises : is a privately owned company involved in the processing of high quality natural fibers and also into handwoven textiles and handicrafts made from the same indigenous materials.

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