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Friday, April 22nd, 2016
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Friday, October 26th, 2012
Winter conditions, including extremely cold weather and snow and ice, can cause irreparable damage to trees. The root systems of young trees can become disturbed by the cold nights followed by sunny days that freeze and then thaw the soil surrounding the trees.
The bark, especially of smooth bark trees, are susceptible to splitting due to those same conditions. Thin barked trees are also susceptible to sun scald during the winter months. That condition causes darkening and sunken areas on the bark. Burlap is a great material used to help prevent damage to your young trees.
Friday, August 3rd, 2012
Intense summer sun is not good, for people, animals, or plants. Hot days rob the Earth of moisture and dry the tender leaves of even the most sun-friendly plants. Plants, which are new to the garden, are the most vulnerable to sun damage. The sun rapidly robs young plants of stored water, scorching their tender leaves and making photosynthesis impossible.
Thursday, December 1st, 2011
When it comes to protecting your plants, the winter months can be especially challenging. From cold temperatures to freezing precipitation, your flowers, trees and shrubs can take a beating. It’s important to know how to properly prevent damage to your plant investments by using burlap.
Friday, October 14th, 2011
With the winter season right around the corner, NYP-Corp. understand the importance of protecting your old and new outdoor plant life from the harsh elements of winter. Utilizing burlap provides superior protection from the roots to the top of each plant, shrub or tree.