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Characteristics of different grades of Tossa Jute

Grade

Characteristics

BT special 

Uniform colour, golden/red fibre of the finest texture. Very strong and very good lustre. Completely free from any defect. Clean-cut and well hackled.

BTA 

Uniform colour, slight grey to golden fibre of' fine texture, strong and good lustre. Completely free from any blemish, clean-cut and well hackled.

BTB

Light to medium grey/coppery grey. Clean, sound fibre of good texture and good average lustre from blemish, clean-cut and well hackled.

BTC 

Mixed colour, average strength, occasional bark and soft speck but free from runners. Slightly croppy and gummy tops permissible. Free from any black hard tops, well cut and free from black root ends.

BTD 

Mixed colour, average strength, occasional bark and speck, but free from runners, croppy and gummy tops permissible. Rough cut and well hackled, but free from black root end.

BTE 

Any colour, any strength but free from perished fibre. Free from unretted jute and stick but bark and hard centre permissible. Rough cut and hackled.

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