Sisal fibers are obtained from the eponymous plant of the genus Agave. Among all natural plant fibers, sisal fibers have the highest elongation value. Sisal is traditionally used to make coarse fabrics, paper, ropes, and nets in agriculture.

Due to its strength and durability, sisal is an excellent filling component in bed inserts and upholstered furniture, subject to more extensive and more frequent loads. Sisal fibers are also used to produce linings for insoles and are suitable for manufacturing insulation boards and protective packaging elements.


Sisal (Agave sisalana) is a plant of the botanical genus Agave that originates from the Yucatan Peninsula in southern Mexico. Due to the strong fiber derived from its leaves, sisal is grown worldwide, mainly in Brazil and Africa and in Florida, the Bahamas, Indonesia, and the Philippines.

Sisal grows very well in hot climates and arid areas, usually unsuitable for growing other crops. Sisal leaves contain about 90% water. The fibers extracted from the leaves are long, often over 1 meter.

Sisal fiber

Sisal fibers derive from the fleshy leaves of the sisal agave. When the leaves tilt more than 45 degrees from the vertical position and darken, they are cut off with a sharp knife next to the trunk. Depending on the season, cutting happens two to four times a year.

Through the process of decortication, leaves are first stretched and crushed to separate fibers from the fleshy part of the leaf. The fibers are then loaded into special tanks, poured with diluted soap, and rinsed the next day with fresh water. The soaked fibers are then dried and bleached in the sun and rolled into bales.

Sisal properties

Sisal fibers are solid, have a nice sheen, and are creamy-white or light yellowish in color. They are very durable and suitable for frequently used products and products subjected to frequent heavier loads.

Sisal fibers have the highest elongation value among natural plant fibers. We take advantage of this distinction in the production of load-bearing layers for mattresses and upholstered furniture. For dimensional stability and easier maintenance of the linings, a layer of latex is added on one side.

The natural antistatic properties of sisal fibers contribute to greater comfort and well-being, which prevents discomfort often present with synthetic fiber products.

Sisal fibers are also a good moisture regulator, which helps control the sleeping climate. They absorb the sweat and release it into the room during sleep, thus regulating the sleeping climate and ensuring the airiness of the upholstery.

Like other natural fibers, sisal fibers are 100% degradable, which means that products made of this material do not burden the environment and are an excellent alternative to synthetic polymer fibers obtained from fossil fuels.


The sisal fiber content extends the life of the product, as they withstand frequent use and higher loads due to their durability. By using sisal fibers in mattresses and upholstered furniture, we strengthen the load-bearing layers of products subject to frequent use. Sisal pads have proven to be an excellent investment component in hotel mattresses and upholstered furniture. They are also used in the production of shoe insoles and the gardening program.

Filling components for bedding and upholstered furniture
Thermal insulation and soundproofing
Air filters
Natural fiber insoles
Hygienic cage and terrarium liners for pets


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