Physical Properties of Jute Fiber With Chemical Composition

Jute Fiber has some standard physical properties. These are –

  • Ultimate Jute Length: 1.5 to 4 mm.
  • Ultimate Diameter of Jute: 0.015 to 0.002 mm.
  • Jute Fiber Length: 150 to 300 CM (5 to 12 Feet).
  • Jute Color: Jute fiber can be White, Yellow, Brown or Grey.
  • Strength of Jute: 3.5 to 5 G/Den.
  • Specific Gravity: 1.48
  • Moisture Regain of Jute: 13.75 % (Standard).
  • Elasticity: Breaking Extension 1.8% and Elastic Recovery very low.
  • Resiliency: Bad.
  • Dimensional Stability of Jute: Good on average.

Chemical Composition of Jute:
Cellulose > 65%
Hemi-cellulose > 22.5%
Lignin > 11%
Fat and Wax > 0.3%
Water Soluble Materials > 1.2%
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Total = 100 %

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