Jute Fiber

Jute is a bast fiber. It can be spun into coarse, strong threads. It is produced from plants in the genus Corchorus. When the plants are about 15-20 cm tall, they are thinned out. About four months after planting the stalks are cut off close to the ground. The stalks are tied into bundles and retted in water for about 20 days. This process softens the tissues and permits the fibers to be separated. The fibers are then stripped from the stalks in long strands and washed in clear, running water. Then they are hung up or spread on thatched roofs to dry. After 2-3 days of drying, the fibers are tied into bundles. Jute is graded according to its color, strength, and fiber length. The fibers are off-white to brown, and 1-4 m long.

Nedia’s Jute products are 100% biodegradable and recyclable and thus environment friendly. Most products are available in hydrocarbon free quality. Nedia can supply jute in the form of raw fiber, yarns and netting. These are used in the manufacturing of erosion control blankets, hydroseeding mixes, mulch cover, carpet & linoleum backing, shade cloths, etc. The netting is available in leno weave as well as basket weave in widths up to 16.4 ft.

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