Eco-Friendly Properties of Hessian Jute Fabric
Hessian jute is often compared to cotton because both are made entirely from natural fibers. Because of its production and decomposition properties, however, hessian jute is a much more environmentally sustainable fabric to grow and produce. And, in contrast with cotton, hessian is also rougher and more durable. Its strength makes it a top choice for industries in need of a durable, robust option.
Here is a look at the many “green” attributes of hessian jute fabric.
Eco-Friendly Hessian Jute Production
The world’s major producers of hessian jute fabric are India and Pakistan, which have the best climate for growing jute, the plant whose skin is used to produce hessian jute fibers. While traditional cotton crops use significant amounts of fertilizer and pesticides, jute production requires almost none. In addition, it thrives naturally in the monsoon climate of the Ganges delta, using the area’s rainfall as its main mode of sustenance.
Traditional harvesting techniques for hessian jute fibers involve soaking the plants in water for up to 20 days, though in some modern facilities the skin is removed with help from chemical or mechanical processes.
Hessian Jute Fabrics’ Compostable and Biodegradable Properties
In addition to the “green” nature of the cultivation process of hessian jute, the fabric boasts a green profile once its natural usefulness has finished, thanks to its ability to biodegrade into soil.
When hessian jute is used to make sandbags, for example, disposal of the sandbags (and thus cleanup after storms) is facilitated by the fact that the bags themselves will not harm the environment if left intact. Instead, they will eventually decompose and become part of the surrounding soil.
Similarly, hessian jute can be used in a number of agricultural and landscaping applications without harming the environment. When landscapers need to protect grass seed planted in a high-erosion or heavy-slope area, for example, they frequently cover the seeds with a layer of hessian jute fabric, which allows the soil to breathe and absorb water normally but prevents the seeds from blowing or being washed away.
Over time, the hessian jute fabric is incorporated into the earth, making it convenient and easy to use. This contributes to its overall “green” characteristic witnessed by its biodegradability.
Reusing Hessian Jute Fabric
Because of its durability, hessian jute also boasts the green attribute of being highly reusable. The strength of the hessian jute fibers means that the fabric does not easily tear or stretch, and keeps its strength even after being wetted and dried repeatedly.
This means that a single sack made of hessian jute can be used repeatedly after its initial job is completed. This lowers costs and contributes to a more efficient environment, one of the principles that outline the cornerstones of the “green” energy movement.