Jute-Tech is an initiative by TrueJute to uncover the full potential of the Golden Fiber. Through collaboration with businesses, government, manufacturers, researchers and academicians we strive to develop high tech Jute designs and solutions to replace harmful oil based plastics, wood and metals in the value chain. We believe that Jute is the most sustainable material in the world. link to why use Jute
From Fashion to Automotive to Infrastructure to packaging, the possibilities with Jute are truly enormous. We are confident that, owing to its superior characteristics and increased environmental awareness, Jute will be one of the major Industrial raw materials in the years to come. To make this a reality, we invite innovative and socially conscious businesses to join hands with us in developing designs & solutions to replace the use of environmentally harmful materials in their value chain.
Some of the use cases already being developed;
Jute sandwich composite structures
Several attempts have been made to use the valuable properties of jute fibers, to reuse the wasted jute slivers, to recycle the end-of-life jute bags for fabricating valuable jute/polymer composites, and sandwich jute composites. The jute sandwich composite structures were fabricated by attaching two thin but stiff skins made from GFRP laminates to a lightweight but thick core made of jute mat
Jute-reinforced composites can be used for appropriate applications such as barrier walls against the thermal and acoustic energies for interior construction, housings for electronic equipment and lightweight panels for furniture
Jute based materials have excellent Thermal, sound and electrical insulation, out of which it is most widely seen as being used for Thermal insulation. Insulation material can be classified as wearable textile and non-wearable textiles. Wearable textiles are those which are worn by any person either in direct contact with the skin or used as secondary clothing like jacket, protective clothing, gloves, etc. On the contrary, non-wearable materials are those that are not used directly by human beings, rather they are used in an indirect way like, insulation carpet, floor mat, insulation used in covering the electrical cable as protection material, roof top covering, wall coverings, etc. Now-a-days, jute-based materials are being used in the form of fibres, yarn, fabric, and composite media. There are researches where the method of measurement of insulation property, and the effect of such properties on different external parameters are demonstrated. It has been proven on evidences from the literature that jute-based fabrics are having equally good thermal insulation property when compared with synthetic acrylic and cotton shawl materials
- Carpets, floor mats, rooftop coverings, wall coverings etc.
- blanket, curtains
- electromagnetic shielding resistance, vibration resistance/insulation material, mechanical shock resistance/insulation, electrical insulation material, sound/noise insulation material
Our Fashion industry is the biggest user of harmful synthetic fabrics. Natural fabric like cotton is not much better due to its soil corrosive nature, higher harvest period and use of harmful chemicals & pesticides to grow it.
Jute, on the other hand, requires only 4 months to harvest and is normally grown in rotation during the year. It also does not need any pesticides and uses 80% less water than cotton production. Jute fabrics looks and feels very natural and can be made thinner or heavier, comes in different natural colors and can be mixed with e.g. wool or cotton. Jute fabric can also be very smooth due to a unique treatment process.
- Juco (50% Jute, 50% Cotton) Denims, Warm clothes, Jackets