Bangladesh is a developing country. Jute is its prime crop, which still earns more than 7-8% of its foreign currency. Since liberation of the country in the year 1971, we engaged our all efforts for the improvement of jute goods market in the world by introducing extensive efforts in the process of Research and Quality Control activities in the mills and manufacturing goods as per present market demand.
The Research Division of Bangladesh Jute Mills Corporation with the help and assistance from different Research Organizations and Institutions of the country has been working to introduce innovative diversified use of jute goods.
The growing awareness of harmful effect of synthetic products and their disposal problems particularly in the developed countries has rekindled a new hope for the natural fibres and their products.
Jute sector has also succeeded in capitalizing this global situation by introducing newer and diversified products to the consumers. Different entrepreneurs have come forward at their own and also with the assistance of BJMC to develop and produce an array of diversified products of jute.
Research Division BJMC was established in 1984. Its functions and activities are as follows :
A few of the new diversified jute items that were developed by Research Division and their usage are stated below:
With the help of special chemical treatment jute yarn has been woolenized which is being used to produce jute Blanket. Presently the whole capacity of Amin Jute Mills’ production of Jute Felt Blanket and Woven Jute Blanket, which are sold to the different organizations, has been increased.
BJMC set up a pilot project namely “Development of Decorative Fabric” (DDF) in the Karnafuli Jute Mills in Chittagong under EEC Grant to produce decorative fabrics with jute and other blended yarn. These fabrics are widely used as curtains, upholstery, rugs and in making different types of fashion handbags and lady’s bags, carry bags etc.
Union Canvas produced in combination with 48% jute and 52% cotton. This fabric can be used in upholstery, different types of fashion handbags, lady’s bags and file covers which are used