name of Jute [(joot) n.] is Corchorus capsularis and
Corchorus olitorius which is a natural fiber obtained
from jute plants that falls into Linden family. Jute is called
"Yute" in Spanish. Jute is long, strong and
typically golden in color that has many uses in the world.
Flax, Ramie, Hemp and Kenaf are fibers similar to Jute and
comparable to Cotton as plant hairs and Sisal as leaf fiber.
Jute is a highly hygroscope natural fiber.
plants grow 2-3 m in height with a 1-2 cm diameter stalk.
Jute is harvested in the rainy season in Bangladesh and grows
best in a warm and humid climate. Jute plants are cut and
composed first into water and then extracted from the stalk
for drying and further processing to make various jute products
like jute yarn & twine, jute hessian/burlap cloths &
bags, jute sacking cloths for jute sacks and bags, gunny bags,
carpet backing cloths, jute mesh, geo-textiles, scrim fabrics
for soil erosion control, carpets, rugs and other diversified
modern jute goods like espadrille shoes, fashion bags etc.
Jute sacks are very popular worldwide for packaging agriculture
commodities like rice, wheat, corn, coffee, cocoa beans and
other grains. Food grade jute bags for packing sugar, salt,
flour etc. are also available. Cement bags and D.W. Nitrate
bags have its own popularity.
produces 90% jute of the world. Bangla White and Bangla
Tossa are two main categories of raw jute. Each category
has sub-categories graded by quality of raw jute. Jute harvested
in Bangladesh are highest in quality regarding strength as
well as the richest in color and brightness.
is also harvested in some other places in the world like India,
China, Thailand, Brazil, Spain and Australia to some extents.
Being environment friendly jute
products are very much popular worldwide.