Uses for Hessian Sacks and Fabric

Also known as jute, hessian has cemented itself as being one of the most versatile fibres used for countless applications. It has recently faced competition from alternative materials such as woven polypropylene, polythene and paper. However, as sustainability gains in popularity in the modern day, jute fabric’s environmentally friendly benefits have enabled a revival of the material as a sustainable solution. It still remains to be one of the most in demand materials in the world with new and innovative uses being realised all the time.Hessian is a traditional fibre made from the Jute plant.  It has been a key packaging material for various industries for over 150 years. Also known as jute, hessian has cemented itself as being one of the most versatile fibres used for countless applications. It has recently faced competition from alternative materials such as woven polypropylene, polythene and paper. However, as sustainability gains in popularity in the modern day, jute fabric’s environmentally friendly benefits have enabled a revival of the material as a sustainable solution. It still remains to be one of the most in demand materials in the world with new and innovative uses being realised all the time.

Traditional uses include:

  • Hessian sacks are used for packaging products such as rice, coffee beans and potatoes. The woven nature of the fabric allows the contents to breathe and is therefore ideal for products that are moisture sensitive.
  • Hessian Sandbags are able to hold large amounts of sand to prevent water damage to properties. They are the longest known and most reliable method of flood protection.
  • Frost protection - Hessian fabric is widely used by the horticultural and construction industries to protect materials from adverse effects from the cold.
  • The Jute fabrics biodegradable properties make it ideal for uses that require the product to be either recycled or degraded.
  • Fabric offers a wide range of agricultural uses such as seed protection, landscaping and weed control.
  • Also provides countless textile uses such as carpet backing and furniture backing.

There are also countless “non traditional uses” for hessian sacks and fabric, which include:

  • Sack races – Sacks are the ideal accessory to any schools sports day or fun event.
  • Acoustic uses – The thick fabric helps to absorb noise which musicians use to sound proof rooms
  • Household decorations such as chair covers can add a quirky and unique look to any furniture.
  • Hessian Scarecrows help to scare birds away from fields and gardens
  • Grow bags which can be filled with plants and vegetables
  • Decorative coverings for inside vans, homes or products

Weir & Carmichael are one if the oldest suppliers of hessian within the UK. It is what our company was built on selling to businesses in and around Liverpool back in 1955.

Now we supply vast amounts of both hessian fabric and hessian sacks. We have built up a wide range which includes potato sacks and coated hessian sacks which can be supplied with a high quality bespoke print.  We are also the sole supplier of rot proof hessian sandbags to the MOD.

Small quantities of hessian sacks and fabric are now available to buy through our online shop. However, we are also able to provide bulk quantities and discounts and would be happy to help with any hessian (jute) related enquiry. Contact us now to request a quotation.

Sources

 http://www.worldjute.com/about_jute/juthist.html