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Burlap Rolls and How It All Came About

burlap rollsThe history of Burlap is one of interest and intrigue. The Jute plant is where Burlap originated from, so many centuries ago. Burlap is often referred to as Hessen Cloth, because of its popularity in making uniforms, for German soldiers.  The fibers are used in the carpentry industries and are considered a prominent commodity in both Pakistan and India.

In India, jute placed a majority role in the production of both paper and rope. However, it was only used in small amounts. It did not take English traders long to recognize the wealth, they could accumulate through their use of Jute. Not long after their amazing revelation, the English began exporting large amounts of Jute from India. About 1793 100 tons or 200,000 pounds of Jute was exported to Britain. Over a period of time, Jute was introduced to Dundee and Scotland, where it spun into large volumes of yarn.  Jute soon became the most sought after exported commodity among various countries.

The first jute mill in India was opened in Calcutta in 1855. Over the next 14 years, there would be an average of 5 Jute mills in India, producing an average of nearly 1,000 looms. When India found another way to invent Jute, they would dominate the world market. Other countries began to manufacture the well known Jute, but India was producing more than 68,000 looms, by the year 1939.

After the division of the Indian sub continent, India lost the rights to the land they once used for growing Jute. After this division of land, the farming moved to Pakistan. In the meantime, Pakistan grew to be the major player in the Jute industry, and India was forced to produce its own jute.

Jute growing occurs in Bangladesh and Indian. These two countries ruled the Jute industry, and other countries like Brazil, China, Thailand and Myanmar soon followed. The strength of Burlap is constantly tested. Even after being wet, and exposed to extreme pressures, Burlap still remains strong. The material can be treated, sewn, and colored. When Burlap is treated, it becomes resistant from rotting.

Today Burlap is used in a variety of industries. Bags, clothes, furniture and agriculture products are made from Burlap. The material strength is so profound it is often used in securing and preventing land and ground erosion. It is also used to protect small animals and new seedling trees. In the furniture production industry Burlap is used to support the exterior surfaces of sofas and chairs.

The most effective use for Burlap is found in the shipping industry. Since Burlap is resistant to moisture, it is perfect for shipping dry products such as coffee, rice, beans and other dry goods. Due to the durability of the Burlap Rolls, it is often used in the construction industry to protect concrete and cement, while it is in the setting stage.

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