Ramie ( Boehmeria nivea ), commonly known as China grass, is the strongest and finest plant fibre which is considered one of the valuable textile entities. Despite its unique characteristics, ramie has received reasonably less importance specially in the Indian subcontinent due to unavailability of appropriate postharvesting and processing technologies. With increase in global environmental awareness, the alternative (to cotton) cellulosic natural fibre “ramie” is gaining importance in the international textile domain. Sustainable methods and technologies which could trigger the utilization of ramie fibre are in demand worldwide. This paper will describe the developments carried out in the areas of postharvesting and spinning process of ramie. An ecofriendly degumming technology of ramie fibre has been elaborated along with suitable fibre processing route of ramie-jute blends that will bring new avenue for manufacturing jute diversified market acceptable products.
Biswas, D., Nandi, A. K., Chakrabarti, S. K., & Ray, P. (2013). Development of Sustainable Technology to Produce Jute-Ramie Blended Textile and Its Applications. Conference Papers in Materials Science, 2013, 1–4. https://doi.org/10.1155/2013/578690