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Common Fund for Commodities (CFC) funded Project
  Title: Improvement of Physico-Chemical Properties of Jute/Kenaf Fibres, Yarn and Fabrics for Producing Value- added Diversified Products (CFC/IJO/01)
  Total Cost: USD  723,500
  Fund : CFC Grant:    USD  628,500
  PEA: Dr. S.R. Ranganathan

May 1992 – 1996

  Participating Countries:


Bangladesh Jute Research Institute (BJRI)



Zhejiang  Jute Research Institute (CZJRI)



Indian Jute Industry Research Associasion (IJIRA)

  Summery of findings and outcome
  • Efficient, cost effective environment friendly and technically superior 4 (four)     processes in the specialized areas of jute / kenaf i.e. bleaching, b) softening, c) dyeing and d) proofing (mildew/rot/fire/odour etc.) were developed.

  • The developed processes were also extended to actual shop floor know how and technologies for manufacture of larger production volumes in industries through involvement of local industries.



Commercialization/ Current Status:

As follow up, another CFC funded project entitled ‘Small scale entrepreneurship development in diversified jute products (CFC/IJSG/18)’ has recently been completed very successfully, where the technology developed under the earlier project viz. wet processing  techniques etc. has been utilized and a good number of wet processing plants have been set up.


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