About Indian Jute and Jute Textile

Indian Jute industry occupies an important place in the national economy. It is one of the major industries in the eastern region, particularly in West Bengal. Jute, the golden fibre, meets all the standards for ‘safe’ packaging in view of being a natural, renewable, biodegradable and eco-friendly product.

The total area under jute cultivation in India varies between 6.38 lakh hectares to 10 lakh hectares, which is the highest in the world. This constitutes 0.6 per cent of the total area sown during the Kharif crop season. There is no significant change in area under jute cultivation since 1992-93 onwards.

Bangladesh Need Diversification and Exploration of Jute Products

When it comes to jute, mostly jute bags or sacks and yarn come to the picture. But it should not be what jute really is. There are many other uses of jute not yet known in Bangladesh although the country’s private sector has enough potential to seize the opportunities. Neighboring India is providing all necessary support to jute product manufacturers in the field of production, marketing and sale of products through all its showrooms spread across the country.

COCOBOD to Produce Jute Sacks in Ghana

The Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) is to enter into a strategic partnership to produce jute sacks in Ghana.This is expected to commence with the importation of jute fiber and sewing of the sacks locally.

This was disclosed by the president when he delivered his second state of the nation’s address in parliament. According to him, the move will enable COCOBOD halt the importation of jute sacks and buy all its sacks from this factory. He also disclosed that he had directed the Board and Management of the Electricity Company of Ghana to encourage the local manufacture of electrical products like cables, transformers and meters. He said he has tasked the Minister of Trade and Industry to request the Export Development and Agriculture Investment Fund to extend assistance to local investors for increased production of poultry, rice, tomatoes, cooking oil, and fish.

Bangladesh Explores Jute Trade Avenues

An eight-member team from Bangladesh Jute Mill Corporation (BJMC), the world’s largest jute exporter, met with the Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OCCI) officials to explore business opportunities for jute products in oman.

“The meeting was fruitful. The OCCI officials are very much keen on our products and business plans. They have agreed to organise awareness programmes, seminars, workshops, and exhibitions of jute products in Oman in the coming months,” Major General Humayun Khaled (rtd), the chairman of BJMC, told in an exclusive interview with the Times of Oman.

Jute Geotextile – Advantages and Market Growth

Geo-textile

Advantage of Jute Geotextile

Jute Geotextile is much cheaper than synthetic fibre. It is easy to blend with other natural material and synthetic fibres. Jute Geotextile is environmental friendly, biodegradable, hydrophobic, anionic and locally available materials. Initially it has got the high strength and non-hazardous properties. It is also a renewable source of energy as natural biomass.

Why Geotextiles ?

Geotextiles used in or near the ground to enhance the ground’s characteristics. Applications are usually in the field of civil engineering and environmental engineering and consequently the design of these applications is often closely associated with geotechnical engineering.

Bangladesh Can Meet Big Proportion of World Jute Demand

A group of economists, social workers and trade union leaders urged that, if government pay special attention to the jute industry to restore the natural jute fibre’s golden glory, Bangladesh can meet big proportion of its growing demand in the world market.

If the government takes initiatives to cultivate jute on a large scale, Bangladesh could meet 60 percent of world’s jute demand, they said, and termed the emerging demand for jute in the world as an upside for the country.

BJMC Losing Money Because of Falling Exports

Bangladesh Jute Mill Corporation is losing money because of falling exports. They can not buy raw jute in time for want of funds. The government is reluctant to give them more money after it has taken over the past liability of the BJMC. The Corporation must find its own resources to buy raw jute in the way the private sector jute mills do. Jute goods worth Tk 7.0 billion have been piled up in the BJMC mills, which is a big burden.

The Bangladesh Jute Mill Corporation [BJMC] project for rehabilitation of jute mills is a non-starter. This project was there for a long time in different shapes. The government perhaps is not in a mood to make capital investment in the sick jute sector. 

Indian Govt Raises Minimum Support Price of Raw Jute

India Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved the Minimum Support Price (MSP) for 2014-15 season for TD-5 grade of Jute at Rs.2400 per quintal in the entire country. This is an increase of Rs.100 per quintal over the MSP announced by the government for the last season.

The increase in the MSP of raw jute is expected to encourage farmers to step up investment in jute cultivation and thereby production and productivity of jute in the country, according to a release by the Ministry of Agriculture on Thursday.

Trendy Use of Jute as Textile Fibre

Jute is one of the most important textile fibres. It is used for manufacturing various items for use various purposes. The demand for jute products has increased mainly on account of development of agriculture and industries in the world.

Jute is an industrial fibre, and in most enduses jute materials are expected to give a satisfactory functional performance. This invariably demands adequate strength, with appearance and colour of little practical significance, unlike other types of textiles, such as woolen goods, where subjective values, not readily expressible in scientific terms, may well assume priority. The term “quality”, when used in relation to textiles, has different connotations in different sections of the industry, but, for jute, quality will be taken to relate to performance, and specifically to strength properties. T hroughout this thesis, appropriate references will be made to publish works.

Jute Fibre Properties and The Use of Jute

Jute fibres surface treated in order to enhance the interfacial interaction between jute natural fibres and an epoxy matrix. The fibers are exposed to alkali treatment in combination with coupling agents and aqueous epoxy dispersions. The surface topography and surface energy influenced by the treatments were characterized.

The use of jute was primarily confined to marginal and small manufacturers and growers, but now it is used as important raw materials for several industries. Present time, jute fabric is vital for packaging and furnishings and as golden fibers for national and international fashion world. Jute fibers are used for making mats, gunny cloth, cordage, hangings, paper, and decorative articles.