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The Sisal Fiber

The Sisal Fiber is extracted from the "Agave Sisalana", which is native plant of semi-arid regions of northeast of Brazil. It has many applications, but its main purposes remain to be used in the industry of twines, ropes, yarns and pads.

The sisal fiber, just like other vegetable fibers, has a high importance in environmental protection and in sustainable development of modern societies. As an excellent biodegradable raw material, the products made of it replace the plastic ones and/or the ones derived from petroleum.



Widely used before the advent of synthetic fibers, sisal twine still has its guaranteed usage in important activities until nowadays - in the oil and gas industry, shipping, construction, industrial applications, and especially in the field. The COTESI sisal twine are made both in natural form (unoiled) or treated (oiled), having the mineral oil as an element which protects against premature decay, bad weather, fungi and rodents.


The natural sisal yarn are exclusively made of “in natura” fiber 100% biodegradable, and may be single (only one cable) or twisted (2, 3 or 4 cables).

Products of this line have many usages (handicraft, agriculture, gardening, general packing, industries of carpets and many others). One of its main characteristics is the flexibility and facility of making trustable knots.


Its specific application is in agricultural use in the hay baling. Widely used in countries of the Northern Hemisphere, the hay (dried grass) is produced in warm seasons, mechanically baled and tied with the oiled sisal yarn.

Its great advantage compared to synthetic yarn and other tying systems of non-natural products, is that the farmer has no need to collect the product in the field, once the sisal is absorbed by the land quickly, and even be ingested by the animal with no damage to its health, because it is pulp vegetable fiber, similar to the hay itself.