If you want to know about jute geotextile, then you’ve come to the right place. In this blog post, we’ll be discussing the fascinating truth about jute geotextiles, revealing everything you need to know in just 5 minutes. So, without further ado, let’s get started!
Importance of Jute and Economics
Jute geotextile is a natural fabric with some very important characteristics which play a vital role in nature as well as in our surroundings. Jute geotextiles are flexible and permeable, which makes them strong and creates stability to the projected tasks when applied. There are a few advantages of jute geotextiles. In the world market jute geotextile has been one of the fastest-growing sectors expected to be around 9.8% by 2024. Jute geotextiles are getting in demand due to their eco-friendly nature and are being produced in vast amounts whereas Bangladesh is one of the leading jute-producing countries. So, jute geotextiles have abundant availability.
The Fascinating Truth about Jute Geotextiles
Jute geotextiles are very flexible, so they can be used very easily. It can be given different shapes and is very easy to use during installation. Although it is a jute geotextiles are natural products we can still use to prevent soil erosion, separation, filtration, and drainage in civil engineering works and many more. Diversified jute products include jute handicrafts and handlooms, reinforced plastics, jute rigid packaging, and many more. We can get it all because of its flexibility and lower costs. Jute geotextiles can soak in moisture up to 5 times their dry weight. When used for vegetation coir geotextiles play a vital role in controlling the temperature of the soil, forming themselves into the mulch of a moisturized layer over the soil. Thus resisting direct heat to the ground and permeability to air and water makes it an ideal product for plantations.
Soil can be reinforced with geo-jute fabrics to stabilize the soil due to its mechanical properties. Endurance, the property of showing resistance towards breaking under tension, the ability to withstand heat, lowered chances of rotting down, and absorptive texture, gives it the property of better drainage and filtration. Reinforcing the jute fibers in the soil makes the soil stronger and ductile which lowers the risk of deformation in a great way. Thus geo jute fabrics as soil stabilizers are very eco-friendly as they are biodegradable.
Textile Market and Opportunity for Growth in Local Market
Despite having unique properties and playing great roles in different fields, jute geotextile prices are not very high, one can easily afford its prices and give it the shape according to its uses. Jute geotextiles in Bangladesh play a very important role in the country’s economy.
Bangladesh is one of the leading countries which produces around 750000 tons to 850000 tons of jute every year. With the demand increasing globally for this natural masterpiece, Bangladesh holds 90% of the global market for the export of raw jute and allied fibers. Around 300000 tons to 350000 tons of jute are exported every year from Bangladesh. But the inside use of the jute has been very slow. Not just in the global markets, Bangladesh should start implementing this product for its daily usage. If given an example about where this product for daily usage be, the first thing that comes to mind is the plastic bag, which is not environmentally friendly, so if the government of Bangladesh takes strict actions against plastic bags and focuses on replacing the plastic bags with the jute geotextiles this will save the environment from the plastic pollutions and this will give more efficient results as the jute bags are cheaper and re-usable.
Jute geotextiles can also be used for different types of decorations and with better knowledge of handcrafting and stitching can be used as clothes as well. Bangladesh should focus on the diversification of this product if the country wants to go back to the golden era of jute.
Usage and Processing of Geotextile
As we know jute geotextiles are very useful when coming to avoid soil erosions, and vegetation, for different engineering projects and many other reasons, we must also know about how easy it is to install and reinforce the soil with the geotextile fabrics.
There are five steps that you should know about how easy it is to pace geotextile fabrics installation. So the first step is to prepare the road surface and dig the roadway to the desired altitude. Then the subgrade has to be completely dense and has to make sure that there is no air trapped inside and the soil has been completely tightened.
The second step is to unroll the jute geotextile fabric. Roll the jute geotextile fabric to the desired subgrade which was compacted with the assurance that there are no wrinkles or folds present. The third step is to sew the geotextile fabric, the fabric needs to be stitched on the site and has to be stitched in a way as to make sure it doesn’t break, so a double thread stitching is more preferred. The fourth step is to apply the cluster, the pile needs to be placed in a specified thickness and has to be made sure no tool drives through the fill. Before the final step make sure that the fill has been completely compacted. Now the fifth and final step is to lay the roadbed, as the molding has been placed the project is ready for the pavement layer. These steps show the truth about jute geotextiles and prove how efficient and easy it is to reinforce the soil with geo jute fiber.
The Economical Future
Geotextile fiber is a gift from nature that should be considered a blessing and must be worked on more in this sector. In today’s world of pollution, a single change can improve a whole lot of things for nature as well as for our surroundings. With the help and support from our governments, we can come up with ideas on how we can renovate this natural product and implement it into our daily lives. This will surely improve both our economic and environmental issues. Hopefully, this blog post has opened your eyes to the truth about jute geotextiles and inspired you to give it a try on your next project!