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Cape Aloes : Aloes


Cape Aloes  : Aloes   Description/application/storage Aloë, is a genus containing about 500 species of flowering succulent plants. The most common and well known of these is Aloe vera, or “true aloe”. Aloe Vera is referred as the ‘Miracle Plant’. From being an antiseptic, anti- inflammatory and a cure for …

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Candelilla Wax


Candelilla Wax Description A hard brown wax, obtained from the plant Pedilanthus pavonis. With a melting point of 68.5–72.5 °C, candelilla wax consists of mainly hydrocarbons (about 50 %, chains with 29–33 carbons), esters of higher molecular weight (20–29 %), free acids (7–9%), and resins (12–14%, mainly triterpenoid esters). The high hydrocarbon …

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Burlap Description / Application Hessian, or burlap in the US, is a woven fabric usually made from skin of the jute plant or sisal fibres, or may be combined with other vegetable fibres to make rope, nets, and similar products. Gunny cloth is similar. Hessian, a dense woven fabric, has …

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Black lead / Graphite


Black lead / Graphite Description/Application/Shipment / Storage The mineral graphite is an allotrope of carbon. Unlike diamond (another carbon allotrope), graphite is an electrical conductor, a semimetal. It is, consequently, useful in such applications as arc lamp electrodes. Graphite is the most stable form of carbon under standard conditions. Therefore, …

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Bird Lime (glue)


Bird Lime (glue) Description Birdlime is an adhesive substance used in trapping birds. It is spread on a branch or twig, upon which a bird may land and be caught. Its use is illegal in many jurisdictions. Historically, the substance has been prepared in various ways, and from various materials. …

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Beeswax Description The wax is formed by worker bees, who secrete it from eight wax-producing mirror glands on the inner sides of the sternites (the ventral shield or plate of each segment of the body) on abdominal segments 4 to 7. The sizes of these wax glands depend on the …

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Balata Description Balata is a nonelastic rubber obtained chiefly from the tree Manilkara bidentata of Venezuela, Brazil, and the Guianas. It is similar to Gutta Percha and is used as a substitute. The material contains a high percentage of gums and is more tacky than rubber, but it can be …

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Bay Leaves


Bay Leaves Description Bay leaf (plural bay leaves) refers to the aromatic leaf of the bay laurel (Laurus nobilis, Lauraceae). Fresh or dried bay leaves are used in cooking for their distinctive flavor and fragrance. The leaves are often used to flavor soups, stews, braises and pâtés in Mediterranean cuisine. …

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Bagasse Pellets (in bulk)


Bagasse Pellets (in bulk) Description Bagasse is the residue of sugar cane which has been dried out of water, which can meet the standard of pellet raw material. If you just let the bagasse decay, it will release methane, and that’s 20 percent more dangerous to the ozone layer. Bagasse …

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Asbestos Description Asbestos is a set of six naturally occurring silicate minerals used commercially for their desirable physical properties. They all have in common their eponymous, asbestiform habit: long (ca. 1:20 aspect ratio), thin fibrous crystals. The prolonged inhalation of asbestos fibers can cause serious illnesses including malignant lung cancer, …

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Asafoetida Description Asafoetida (Ferula assafoetida), (also known as devil’s dung, stinking gum, asant, food of the gods, giant fennel, Jowani badian, hing and ting) is the dried latex (gum oleoresin) exuded from the living underground rhizome or tap root of several species of Ferula, which is a perennial herb (1 …

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Animal fibers


Animal fibers Description Animal fibers are natural fibers that consist largely of particular proteins. Instances are silk, hair/fur (including wool) and feathers. The animal fibers used most commonly both in the manufacturing world as well as by the hand spinners are wool from domestic sheep and silk. Also very popular …

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Anime :- African Copal


Anime  :- African Copal Description Copal is a name given to tree resin that is particularly identified with the aromatic resins used by the cultures of pre-Columbian Mesoamerica as ceremonially burned incense and other purposes. More generally, the term copal describes resinous substances in an intermediate stage of polymerization and …

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Gum Arabic : Acacia Gum


Gum Arabic : Acacia Gum Description Gum Arabic is a natural gum made of hardened sap taken from two species of the acacia tree; Acacia senegal and Acacia seyal. The gum is harvested commercially from wild trees throughout the Sahel from Senegal and Sudan to Somalia, although it has been …

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Manila Hemp : Abaca


Manila Hemp Description Strong vegetable fiber from a tree of the banana family, shipped in high-density bales mainly in freight containers. Used in the manufacture of specialty papers and, to a limited extent, cordage. The plant is of great economic importance, being harvested for its fibre, once generally called Manila …

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