NATURAL FIBRE YARN

NATURAL FIBRE YARN
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NATURAL FIBRE YARN
Product: Process for manufacture of spun rope, ‘sutli’ and ‘baan’ from plant based fibres like jute, mesta, flax, hemp, sabai grass, wild grasses, coir etc.
Application: Miscellaneous applications e.g. fastening string for parcels, charpoy matting, etc.
Feature: The yarn is spun using sewing machine parts. The main drive of the machine uses standard bicycle components. The machine is operated by sitting on a stool by simple pedalling as in a table model sewing machine. A village bicycle mechanic can repair/maintain it. No electric power is required. However, the moving parts need periodic lubrication. Two persons can make 5-10 kg yarn/hr with the use of a machine.
Commercialisation: Commercialised
Economy: Rs. 0.12 lakh
Investment: --------
Equipment: ‘Universal’ fibre yarn making machine available from CSIR licensee.
Raw materials: Jute/mesta/ flax/hemp/wild grass/sabai grass/coir.
Institute: Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute.
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