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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Abac, Musa textilis is a species of banana native to the Philippines, grown widely as well in Borneo and Sumatra. It is sometimes referred to as "BacBac." The plant is of great economic importance, being harvested for its fibre, once generally called Manila hemp, extracted from the leaf sheath around the trunk. On average, the plant grows about 20 feet (6 metres) tall. The fibre was originally used for making twines and ropes as well as the Manila envelope; now most abac is pulped and used in a variety of paper-like products including filter paper and banknotes. It is classified as a hard fibre, along with coir, henequin and sisal. The plant's name is sometimes spelled Abak .
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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 118g
  • Loc Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135900455
  • 9786135900453