Silmak Agencies are a leading sisal agent, distributor and exporter in East Africa. We provide raw sisal material to factories and wholesalers in Europe and Asia.

We have certified quality control of all our sisal supplies. We choose only the best of sisal producers in East Africa to be able to deliver low moisture sisal fiber of a world leading standard.

Silmak Agencies are always looking to contract new suppliers of sisal fiber. Contact us at sisal@silmak.net or PHONE for more information. We can help you achieve optimized product quality, access to worldwide markets and steady strong prices for your harvest.

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The Usage Of Sisal

Traditionally, sisal has been the leading material for agricultural twine (binder twine and baler twine) because of its strength, durability, ability to stretch, affinity for certain dyestuffs, and resistance to deterioration in saltwater. The importance of this traditional use is diminishing with competition from polypropylene and the development of other haymaking techniques, while new higher-valued sisal products have been developed.

Apart from ropes, twines, and general cordage, sisal is used in low-cost and specialty paper, dartboards, buffing cloth, filters, geotextiles, mattresses, carpets, handicrafts, wire rope cores, and Macramé. Sisal has been utilized as an environmentally friendly strengthening agent to replace asbestos and fibreglass in composite materials in various uses including the automobile industry. The lower-grade fibre is processed by the paper industry because of its high content of cellulose and hemicelluloses. The medium-grade fibre is used in the cordage industry for making ropes, baler and binder twine. Ropes and twines are widely employed for marine, agricultural, and general industrial use. The higher-grade fibre after treatment is converted into yarns and used by the carpet industry.

Other products developed from sisal fibre include spa products, cat scratching posts, lumbar support belts, rugs, slippers, cloths, and disc buffers. Sisal wall covering meets the abrasion and tearing resistance standards of the American Society for Testing and Materials and of the National Fire Protection Association.

As extraction of fibre uses only a small percentage of the plant, some attempts to improve economic viability have focused on utilizing the waste material for production of biogas, for stockfeed, or the extraction of pharmaceutical materials.

Sisal is a valuable forage for honey bees because of its long flowering period. It is particularly attractive to them during pollen shortage. The honey produced is however dark and has a strong and unpleasant flavour.

Because sisal is an agave, it can be distilled to make a tequila-like liquor

Contact Silmak Agencies
Contact Silmak Agencies for any inquiries about import or export of sisal fiber. We are always able to deliver sisal of excellent qualities.

Contact us at sisal@silmak.net or PHONE for more information.

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