Jute is a natural cellulosic fibre. It is the golden fibre of Bangladesh. It’s important properties are discussed below:
- Water: Jute is a hygroscopic fibre i.e. it takes in or gives out moisture to its surrounding atmosphere. Under standard testing atmosphere, moisture content value is 12.8% and moisture regain value of this fibre is 14.6%.
- Acid: This fibre is damaged by the action of strong acid hence wet processing on Jute fibre is not done in acid medium.
- Alkali: It is safe in alkali medium; hence wet treatment is done on alkali medium.