Process of Jute fiber processing
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After extracting jute fiber from jute plant; that is itself a long process, mills starts fiber processing. The flowchart explains in short-
In the selection process, raw jute bales are opened to find out any defect and to remove the defective portion from the mora by experienced workers. Raw jute bales are of two types i.e. 150 kg weight and 180 kg weight with or without top portion cutting. The bales are assorted according to end use like Hessiean weft, Sacking wrap, Sacking weft etc. After selection, jute bales are carried to softning section by workers called Gariwala and Bajawala.
In softning process jute morahs are made soft and pileable. Two methods are used for softning; use of softning machine and use of jute good spreader. Generally an emulsion plant with jute softner machine is used to lubricate and soften the bark and gummy raw jute. The emulsion plant consists of gear pump, motor, vat, jet sprayer, nozzles, emulsion tank and the jacket. In this softning process jute becomes soft and pileable and suitable for carding.
Piling and pile Breaking
The main function of pile breaker is to break the pile and serve it to the carding machines. The softner machine out put material carried by pilemen through a bile to the pile place for pilling. During piling a superficial moisture penetrates inside fibre and "Thermo fillic" action take place which softner the hard portion of the root. After piling for nearly 24 hours the pile breakers carry the material to the carding machine.
Generally root cutting is done after piling near the hand feed breaker carding machine. The root weight varies from 5 to 7% of the total weight of jute.
Carding is a combining operation where jute reeds are splitted and extraneous matters are removed. Jute fibres are formed into ribbon called "sliver". There are three different carding sections: (i) breaker carding (ii) inner carding (iii) and finisher carding
In different jute mills the carding operations has been carried out in two ways:
- Hand feed breaker carding
b. Rool feed breaker carding
The material after piling more than 24 hours is used in hand feed breaker where the material after piling for 12 hours used in the rool feed carding.In the Breaker carding machine soften jute after piling is feed by hand in suitable weight. The machine by action with different rollers turns out raw jute in the form of jute sliver for finisher carding. In this process root cutting is necessary before feeding the material to the hand feed breaker carding machine.
Finisher carding machine make the sliver more uniform and regular in length and weight obtained from the Breaker carding machine. Finisher carding machine is identical to the Breaker carding machine, having more pair of rollers, staves, pinning arrangement and speed. Nearly 4 to 12 slivers obtained from Breaker carding machine is fed on this machine. The material thus obtained is send to drawing section.
Drawing is a process for reducing sliver width and thickness by simultaneously mixing 4 to 6 sliver together. There are three types of Drawing Frame machine. In most mills 3 Drawing passages are used in Hessian and 2 Drawing passages are used in Sacking.
The slivers obtained from finisher carding machine is fed with four slivers on to the first drawing frame machine. The first drawing frame machines makes blending, equalising the sliver and doubling two or more slivers, level and provide quality and colour. This machines includes delivery roller, pressing roller, retaining roller, faller screw sliders, check spring, back spring, crimpling box etc..
In second drawing, the Second Drawing Frame machine obtain the sliver from the First drawing machine and use six slivers and deliveries per head. The Second Drawing machine makes more uniform sliver and reduce the jute into a suitable size for third drawing.
In the third drawing, the Third Drawing frame machine uses the sliver from second drawing. The Third Drawing machine is of high speed makes the sliver more crimpled and suitable for spinning. The comparison of the three drawing process:
Efficiency Range (%)
55 - 73
1.75 - 2.2
64 - 74
1.62 - 1.9
67 - 70
1.31 - 1.4
Spinning is the process for producing yarn from sliver obtained from Third drawing.
In the spinning process slivers are elongated and fibres are twisted into yarn to impart strength. spun yarns in the spinning process are wound onto Bobbins. after to fill the empty bobbins with yarn machine is stopped, replace these bobbins by empty bobbins. The entire time is called an average cycle time. The time for replacing the bobbins full of yarn by empty bobbins is called softing time.
The jute spinning frame machine is fitted with slip draft zone and capable of producing quality yarns at high efficiency with auto-dofting arrangements also. A 4', pithch slip-draft sliver frames available of 20 spindles 100 spindles, having a production range 8 uls to 28 uls with a flyer speed of 3200 to 4000 RPM. Spinning of several types of yarn is processed by spinning frame machine usingdifferent kinds of bobbins, such as: Food Grade HCF, Sacking Wrap, Hessian Wrap, Hessian Weft.
Winding is a process which provides yarn as spools and cops for the requirement of beaming and weaving operations. There are two types of winding
- Spool Winding
- and Cope Winding
In Spool Winding yarn is produces for warp (the longitudinal yarn). Spool winding machine consists of a number of spindles. There is wide variation in the number of spindles per machines from one make to another. Productivity of spool winding depends on the surface speed of the spindle and machine utilisation.
Spool winding machine uses the bobbins contain smaller length of yarn. This machine wound the yarn into bigger packages known as 'spool'. The Spool are used in making sheets of yarn to form warp portion used during interleecment of weaving.
Cop Winding machine obtain yarns from the spinning machines. The spinning bobbins is placed on a suitable pin on top of the cop machine and yarn tension is maintained by means of a small leaver. The yarn on the bobbins are cnverted into hollow cylindrical package said to be cop. The cop is used to form Transverse thread during interlacement of weaving. Generally a cop winding machines consist 120 spindles.
Beaming process is follows after spool winding. In Beaming operation yarn from spool is wounded over a beam of proper width and correct number of ends to weave jute cloth. To increase the quality of woven cloth and weaving efficiency, the wrap yarns are coated with starch paste. Adequate moisture is essential in this process. Quality characteristic of a beam is width of beam - number of ends and weight of stand and there is a continuous passage of yarn through starch solution from spools to the beam. Strach solution in water contains tamerine kernel powder (TKP), antiseptic - sodium silica fluride (NaSiF4) and its concentration varies with the quality of yarn.
Weaving is a process of interlacement of two series of threads called "wrap" and "weft" yarns to produce the fabric of desired quality. There are separate looms for hessian and sacking in weaving section. The Hessian looms, shuttle which contents cops (weft yarn) is manually changed. The sacking looms are equipped with eco-loader to load a cop automatically into the shuttle.
Dumping is the process in which the rolled woven cloth is unrolled and water is sprinkled on it continuously to provide desired moisture. Each roll is generally104 yards or 95.976 meters. Damping is done manually.
Calendaring is a process similar to ironing of fabric. After damping the damped fabric passes through pairs of heavy rollers rendering threads in fabric flattened and improve the quality and appearance.
Lapping is the process in which Hessian fabrics are folded into the required size used in "Bale press" operation on the lapping machine.
Cutting is the process where the sacking cloth is cut to the required length for making bags for different size such as A-Twill bags and B-twill bags of 100 kg capacity.
In Hemming process, the raw edges of sacking cloth cut pieces are shown by folding it with sewing machine.
Herackele Sewing :
In Herackele sewing the sides of sacking cloth cut pieces are shown to make a complete bag.
Bags or Bale processing cloths are pressed compactly according to buyers need.