SGS Bangladesh Offers Jute Grading and Testing Services

SGS offers an independent jute grading and testing service that assesses the quality of both raw jute and finished goods containing jute. Our textile labs – accredited by the National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL) – use a standardized testing approach.

A natural bast fiber obtained from two plants (chorchorus capsularis L and chorchorus olitorius), jute is grown in tropical countries. In India and Bangladesh – the two major producers – capsularis L is better known as white jute and olitorius as tossa jute.

Also called “the golden fiber”, jute varies in quality according to geography and season. It can differ in terms of length, strength, color, luster, weight, softness and smoothness, as well as the distinctiveness and uniformity of the fibers. The proportion of cuttings, hard-centered fibers, harsh crop and faults (e.g. roots, barks, sticks, specks, knots, runners and water marks) are additional factors that can reduce the grade.

Quality is affected by growing practices; humidity; the nature of the soil and water; rainfall; the methods used for extracting the fiber (retting); topography; washing, drying and storage.

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