Jute Geo Textiles
Jute Geotextile - The fabric of tomorrow's world
Jute is a rain dependent crop which has been traditionally used for packaging. However, with the passage of time it has shown its sheer versatility with a range of unique physical attributes that have opened up new avenues for diversification. Jute Geotextile (JGT) is one of the most important diversified jute product. It can be applied in many fields like civil engineering, soil erosion control, road pavement construction and protection of river banks.
JGT are very similar in function to the man-made synthetic Geotextiles (Geosynthetics) - which are made from various petro-chemical derivatives. Various studies both in India and abroad have proved JGT`s efficiency.
The biodegradability of JGT helps in the quick regrowth of displaced vegetation by coalescing with the soil, increasing its permeability, retaining the appropriate humidity as "mulch" and creating a micro-climate that is conducive to vegetative growth. Around the world, JGT has been lauded as the most acclaimed natural fabric that provides biotechnical solutions to soil made vulnerable by exposure.
Biodegradability is considered by some experts to be a disadvantage. But, it still has a very good future as it has an effective life span of two season-cycles which is sufficient for natural consolidation of the soil by forming a consolidated layer known as "filter cake". This has been verified by extensive field trials. Biodegradability of JGT is, therefore, not a discouraging factor.It is widely used in road construction.
Geotextiles belongs to a class of technical textiles that addresses various soil related problems in civil engineering. These are either made of synthetic polymers (petrochemical derivatives) or of natural fibers. Advantages of Jute Geotextiles:
High moisture absorbing capacity
Good drainage properties
Abundant in nature
Low in cost when compared to synthetic Geotextiles
The most important i.e. it is bio-degradable
We can sum up at the end that in today`s world where natural resources are on the brink of exhaustion it is imperative for us to use and find their alternatives. Jute Geotextiles is certainly one of those which will help us in various other ways.