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Burlap and Canvas Shade Screens for the Summer


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The applications of shade screen fabrics like jute and cotton based canvas and burlap are endless. Shade mesh is commonly used in agricultural and home garden settings to protect plants from over-exposure to the sun while allowing rain to seep through. It provides sun, shade, and wind protection.

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Sheet Mulching with Burlap


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Sheet mulching is a great way to convert any grassy or weed-riddled area into a rich garden bed by layering compostable material over the area and allowing it to sit for several months.  This mimics nature’s organic cycle of accumulating fallen leaves that decompose over time, untouched, blocking out sunlight to prevent weeds from sprouting. It is also a wonderful landscaping technique.

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Innovative, New Jute and Fiber Products Rediscovered


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Quick History

For many centuries, jute has been traditionally used for the manufacturing of woven fabrics, ropes, nets, and yarns in order to package other materials. Hessian fabric, also known as burlap in the US and Canada is made from the skin of jute plants or sisal fibers and other vegetable fibers.burlap

It originated in India for rope and paper production, then the English brought it to Britain and the Scottish made it into yarn. Bangladesh and India are the world’s largest producers of Burlap today with close competition from China, Myanmar, Brazil, and Thailand.

Jute is largely grown in the Ganges delta where climates are warm and humid and there are 2-3 inches of rainfall per week. Two varieties include plants related to hibiscus and cotton. The outer stem of the plant goes through a process called retting where they are soaked and broken down into workable fibers. The fibers are woven into dense fabrics that are strong, flexible, biodegradable, and extensively recycled due to their various uses.

For a long time, the use of jute and other fiber products were declining due to new synthetic technologies, but recently there has been a surge to return to these products for new innovative and environmentally conscious reasons.

Natural Fabrics

Geotextiles and technical textiles are made of jute matting, coconut coir, straw, and wood fiber materials that absorb moisture, maintain flexibility and drain well. This makes them perfect for agricultural, structural, and civil engineering.

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Highway Construction

When large quantities of the earth are moved it creates bare slopes and hillsides that easily erode. Temporary protective barriers made with plant fibers are installed to stop erosion while still allowing vegetation to grow for a more permanent solution of grass, plants, trees and rocks.

Environmental Emergencies

When it comes to natural disasters like landslides, floods and fires, sandbags are used to protect against moving soil, water, and extinguishing chemicals, then naturally disintegrate over time. They are inexpensive enough for use in developing countries.

Other Uses

Some other uses of raw fiber like jute are used for composites, insulation, soil layer separation, pond construction, rope to secure trees, camouflage nets, and shading.

Not all geotextiles are made of natural products so be sure to ask when looking for supplies. There are three types:

        • Non-woven for drainage, stabilization, and filtering
        • Woven for road construction, under rip rap, for heavy erosion on embankments and steep slopes
        • Coir for sediment control and bio-engineering in short-term applications.

Whether you are preparing for a major commercial project or doing some landscaping at home, burlap and other jute matting and materials are durable and versatile products that get the job done without harming the environment or requiring removal when you are done. The long history of plant fiber products and their clever and practical uses has been rediscovered.

How to Use Burlap Bags in the Garden


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Burlap Bales and Burlap Rolls for GardensHave you noticed how neighbors gardens have been growing nice this year?

Look closely…neighbors who have burlap in the garden on to something. The loosely woven fabric is now a staple for many gardeners due to its versatility. Burlap is entirely biodegradable and extremely versatile, it could be of use in growing vegetables in your garden.

NYP-Corp  manufactures and distributes an assortment of burlap, including burlap bales and rolls related products for any horticultural, agricultural, or industrial requirement. Read more on burlap and exactly how it works with your garden.

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Custom Printing on Bags


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NYP Custom Printing on BagsCustomized bags can help to make a brand’s name and logo more recognizable to the public. When someone carries burlap bags with a logo on it every day as she goes to work and runs errands, everyone she comes into contact with will see it. NYP-Corp manufactures custom printing bags for companies that are trying to establish their brand identities.

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Different Types of Sandbags


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NYP-Corp SandbagsWhen there are catastrophic storms, such as the recent Sandy tropical storm, it’s essential to be aware of the various sandbags available. You may be curious as to what the different types of sandbags there are, as well as all their many uses, below is an overview of sandbags and their uses. When you’re looking for sandbags, you want to have the option of getting these custom sized. You may also require add printing. The most useful sandbags are those with self-closing filling valves, as well. And because every need is a little different, it’s necessary to have assorted material constructions and weights at your disposal. (more…)

How to Clean and Remove Odors From Burlap


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Cleaning and Remove Odors from BurlapBurlap can be used for a number of reasons. For instance, people often use it to make sandbags and storage bags. Since burlap has a rustic look, it is also a great material to use while making arts and crafts. For those who enjoy craft projects, they can get burlap rolls from NYP Corp. The only downside is that they tend to have a bad smell. Fortunately, the foul odors can be removed by using any of the following methods.

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Creative Ideas for Reusing Burlap Bags


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Burlap Bags CraftsKnown as jute or hessian, burlap has been described as durable, tough, and coarsely woven cloth that majority of the people know it as the component used for sandbags and the familiar coffee bag.

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