Jute, also called The Golden Fibre, finds universal favour for its inherent properties and eco-friendliness. With changing times, many new uses have been found for this wonder fibre. Its natural texture and strength allows it to be used for variety of uses, both functional and decorative. Today it has become fashionable to use jute. From sacks to sophistication, jute has caught the imagination of people round the globe. Thanks to technology breakthroughs, jute is now used in making a number of non-traditional products, patronized both in India and abroad. But in jute's stately journey from low value sacks to sophisticated products entailing a high degree of value addition, the eco-friendliness of the natural fibre played an important role.
Jute is a long, soft, shiny vegetable fibre that can be spun into strong and fine yarns. It belongs to the genus Corchorus family, Malvaceae. Jute apart from being eco-friendly possesses characteristics of a silky lustre with high tensile strength and low extensibility. It also has heat and fire retardant properties.
Found in abundance in India, jute has the potential to be a substitute for more expensive fibres and scarce forest resources. Today jute is looked upon not only as a major textile fibre but also as a raw material for making products that are used in helping to protect the environment.
In these environmental conscious times, Ludlow has taken the initiative to produce jute products that help in protecting the environment and provide an alternative to synthetic products. Some of the products manufactured by Ludlow in this effort are:-
Geo Jute :-
Geo jute is used as a replacement to synthetic fabrics used in construction of roads.
Agro-fabric is a weather resistant laminated with rubber solution, used in weed control.
Gardening Twine :-
Jute twines are used as a support to hold up trees against strong winds.