Production of Coir-Jute Blended Yarn: A Comparative Study on the Performance of Jute and Coir-Jute Blended Yarn
Received Date: June 14, 2019; Published Date: June 21, 2019
The demand for environmentally friendly fiber is increasing day by day. Jute is a source of eco- friendly fiber, but years to come, it will be more expensive as the production of jute is decreasing because of the availability of synthetic fiber at low cost. Coir fibers obtained from the husk of the coconut are highly available in the coastal area of Bangladesh, which is a good source of environmental friendly fiber. There is a large demand of jute products all over the world. If we utilize the coir fiber by blending it with jute, it can be a good solution to meet the demand. A method has been developed to produce coir-jute blended yarn and compare the property of blended yarn with 100% jute yarn. Coir fiber was treated with NaOH to achieve softer coir fiber. Coir fiber was blended with jute fiber at the proportion of 50:50 to produce yarn of 16lbs having quality ratio more than 121% and an acceptable range of co-efficient of variation of strength.
Keywords:Blended yarn; Coir fiber; Eco-friendly; Jute fiber