Cellulose Extraction from Sisal Fibers and Thermo-Chemical Characterization for Sustainable Industrial Applications


  • Samir Zidi Laboratory of Research Technologies, Energy and Innovative Materials, Faculty of Sciences of Gafsa, University of Gafsa, Gafsa 2112, Tunisia, National Engineering School of Gabes, University of Gabes, Eddakhlania 6029, Tunisia
  • Imed Miraoui Laboratory of Research Technologies, Energy and Innovative Materials, Faculty of Sciences of Gafsa, University of Gafsa, Gafsa 2112, Tunisia


Biomass, Biodegradable, Cellulose, Natural, Sisal, Sustainable


The research on cellulose extraction from sisal fibers and its application in industry is an important field of study, especially with regard to the creation of environmentally friendly materials. The aim of this particular study was to utilize natural fiber waste and promote sustainability by extracting cellulose from sisal fibers. Several analytical methods, such as EDX, TGA, DSC, and tensile testing, were used to evaluate the properties of the extracted cellulose fibers. The results show that the extracted cellulose was thermally stable and had good mechanical properties, making it suitable for various industrial purposes. The use of natural fiber waste as an alternative to synthetic materials is receiving increasing attention due to its potential to reduce the environmental impact and promote circular economy practices. This study contributes to the growing body of research on sustainable materials and highlights the potential of using natural fiber waste in industry. Additionally, it provides insights into the potential use of sisal fibers in other areas, such as biodegradable packaging materials, textiles, and medical applications. The development of sustainable materials is crucial in addressing environmental challenges and promoting sustainable development, and this study provides valuable insights into the use of natural fibers as an environmentally friendly alternative to synthetic materials.


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How to Cite

Zidi, S., & Miraoui, I. (2024). Cellulose Extraction from Sisal Fibers and Thermo-Chemical Characterization for Sustainable Industrial Applications. Science & Technology Asia, 29(1), 112–122. Retrieved from https://ph02.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/SciTechAsia/article/view/249441