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Jute Composites

A layered structure having more than one material component with integrated interfaces is called composites. Composites which are biodegradable, composed of natural fibre reinforcement embedded into a biopolymeric matrix are Bio composites.

By using a plastic matrix and reinforcing fibres, composites with the best properties of each can be made.  Both fibres and plastics are light, and in combination, they give composites a very high strength to weight ratio. By using proper techniques and resins, the natural fibre composites provide high strength with flexibility and resistance to impact.

The advantages of natural fibres like jute are that, they are abundant, renewable, cheap and of low density, biodegradable and carbon dioxide neutral.

Jute fibre has the potential to compete with glass fibre, as reinforcing agents in plastics. Technologies exist that make it possible to incorporate jute fibre with synthetic polymers/resins and mould into any composite product with high physical properties and excellent performance at low weights, i.e. high stiffness, high strength and low density.

Jute composites are emerging as true substitute of wood. A range of products that are presently being produced from jute composites are Sheet/Board, Door, Window, Furniture, Corrugated Sheet, Chequered Board etc.

Products made of jute-reinforced composites have the following additional advantages:

Unbreakable, maintenance free, durable

Fire retardant and water resistant

UV, termite, acid and alkali resistant

Less abrasive

Less costly

Low thermal conductivity

Biodegrable

Renewable

Eco-friendly and

Stronger than wood
 
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