Identification of Ultra Violet Resistant Bamboo Fibre

The target of this research is to determine the kinds of bamboo fibre for Ultra Violet resistant protective textile material. The main prospect is Ultra Violet resistant hijab. Hijab is used for head protection of woman and required for muslimah also protects from ultra violet light. Thus, ultra violet resistant hijab can be more comfortable and supportable for daily activities. This research uses simple method for taking the fibre of bamboo that soften the bamboo by soaking in water or solution of sulfuric acid or sodium hydroxide during specific time. This method can extract bamboo without breaking the molecular structures inside. The fibre is taken from softened bamboo then tested the ultra violet resistant. Then, will be known the kind of bamboo that better on ultra violet resistant.

Key word : Bamboo, Fibre, Ultra Violet Resistant

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