Effect of Acids and Alkali on Jute Fibre?

Jute fibre has some unique physical properties like high tenacity, bulkiness, sound & heat insulation property, low thermal conductivity, antistatic property etc. Due to these qualities, jute fibre is more suited for the manufacture of technical textiles in certain specific areas. Chemical properties of jute fibres are as follow-

i. Effects of Acid: Easily damaged by hot dilute acids and cold concentrated acids. 
ii. Effects of Alkalis: Fibers are damaged by strong alkali. Fibres losses weight when it is heated with caustic soda. 
iii. Effects of Bleaches: Resistant to bleaching agents (H2O2, NaCl, NaClO2, Na2O2, CH3COOH, KMnO4 etc.)

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