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How the Military Uses Sandbags


 

Military Sandbag UsesIf you have ever seen military movies, you know the military uses sandbags for many purposes so that they can avoid danger and stay as safe as possible. You are probably wondering what sandbags can do for people in active war zones and other emergency situations, and you will soon find the answer. 

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Woven Ground Cover for Weed Prevention


 

Woven Ground Cover for Weed PreventionWeed barriers are popular nursery supplies due to how well they work to restrict weeds while allowing water and nutrients to pass-through. Woven ground covers are often used to mask these problem areas in a yard. 

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How to Properly Stack Emergency Flood Sandbags


 

Flood Season is Here, Are you Ready?Populations near the coast, in heavy rainfall areas, next to rivers and even in dry areas that are prone to flash floods are at risk. Thankfully, preparation and knowledge can go a long way in limiting the damaging effects of floods. 

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Flood Season is Here… Are you Ready?


 

Flood Season is Here, Are you Ready?The top-grade burlap we have sold for the past seven decades has been a priority product for professional nurserymen, landscapers, architects, engineers and gardeners. This top-grade burlap is primary for agricultural, landscaping and nursery supplies industries, and the functionality of burlap of this quality is part of the reason it has endured as a standard.

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How to Use Burlap as a Root Ball Wrap


 

Burlap as a Root Ball Wrap The top-grade burlap we have sold for the past seven decades has been a priority product for professional nurserymen, landscapers, architects, engineers and gardeners. This top-grade burlap is primary for agricultural, landscaping and nursery supplies industries, and the functionality of burlap of this quality is part of the reason it has endured as a standard.

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Preparing Your Spring Garden Beds


 

Preparing for your Spring Garden Beds We're now at the time of year when gardeners need to prepare their gardens for the Spring season. There are also some important steps that gardeners need to know about in order to minimize hassle and the risk of potential pitfalls, so we will describe what you need to do to prepare for this year's Spring gardening season.

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Jute Plant Fibers Create Burlap Spiral Tubing


 

blog2-1If you need flexible packaging, many will consider burlap spiral tubing as well as woven polypropylene (a thermoplastic polymer), available in heavy 7oz and extra heavy 10oz burlap. Woven spiral tubing is both versatile and durable. It is created by sewing the tube in a continuous roll with the edges sewn at a 45-degree angle or bias. The tube can stretch significantly and then close when pulled from the ends. The tubing works best when the edges can still overlap and are secured with wire ties.

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Stockpile Burlap Sandbags for Hurricane Season


 

blog1-1 Hurricane season begins in June and extends through November. Over the next few months, depending on several major climate factors affecting the air and ocean water temperatures, the season can be largely unpredictable. That is why being prepared for flooding is so important.

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Burlap Protects Plants from Spring’s Last Minute Cold Snaps


 

blog4-1Everyone knows that plants die if temperatures are too chilly for them to endure. Spring can bounce back and forth with bouts of cold, windy, or rainy weather before getting to the more consistent weather of summer. This time of year, it is hard to decide what clothes to wear as we head out the door to work and temperamental plants, as well as the toughest, have a similar problem.

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Marine Equipment Made of Natural Fibers


 

Natural fibers can be sourced from plablog3-1nts such as oil palm, sisal, flax, ramie, hemp, kenaf, and jute. These plants specifically produce cellulose fibers in stems, leaves, seed, grass, or reeds. They are known to be relatively low weight, low cost, cause less damage to processing equipment, and have the strength and flexibility to create improved surface finishes of molded composite parts called natural reinforced polymer composites (NFPCs).

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Plant Fibers Like Jute, Flax and Hemp in Medical Science


 

blog2-1 Plant-based fibers such as flax, jute, and hemp are being used to engineer medical use bio-composites. The National Institutes of Health Consensus Development Conference defines biomaterials as a natural or manufactured material that can be used for any interval of time to treat, enhance or replace a tissue, organ, or function of the body. They are used in implants and medical devices and must be compatible to interact with biological systems without rejection. As complicated as it sounds, humans have been doing this throughout history.

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Burlap and Cement: Strong Enough to Replace Plywood and Stucco Siding


 

blog1-1 Burlap-crete is a loosely woven burlap saturated in a rapid setting cement. Unlike exterior plywood sheathing, it doesn’t warp or swell. It won’t delaminate, mold, burn, or get damaged by rodents. It doesn’t take as many tools or any special skill either. It can withstand years of weather as well as the heat of a blowtorch and hammer blows when correctly applied.

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Natural Plant Fibers for the Sustainable Manufacture of Clothing


 

blog4-1 In the past, the few garments a person owned would fit in a small wardrobe closet. A coat for winter, a few shirts, and a couple of pairs of pants or dresses. Clothes were brushed clean or washed very infrequently and shoes were polished. Today, we have several colors of the same shirt or pants and overflowing walk-in closets. Many consumers act as though clothing is disposable.

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Plant Fiber and Textile Arts


 

blog3-1 Modern fiber art evolved from the textile arts practiced globally since ancient times to create practical cloth for clothing, tapestries, quilts, and rugs. New artistic applications combine fibers to produce new products, with an exclusive feel, smell, aura, and appreciation.

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Jute and Other Plant Fibers for Natural Burial


 

blog2-1Plant fibers create natural fabrics for all kind of uses. The trend to use green products that are simple and sustainable reduces pollution and encourages efficient land and energy use.

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