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BIS Standard for each grades of tossa jute (is: 271-2003

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Grade

Strength

Maximum

Maximum

Defects

Rootcontent

Colour

Fineness

Density

Total
Score

Very
Good

Very Fine

Heavybodied

100

(by weight)
TD1

TD2

Very
Good

Free from major
& minor Defects

5 percent

(30)

(25)

Good

Free from major

8 percent

Good

Fine

(23)

& minor Defects

(18)

(7)

(7)

(20)

(10)

(10)

(5)

Fairly
Good
(20)

90% of the fibre
should be free
from major &
minor defects
and only 10% of
the fibre should
be allowed to
contain loose
leaf & specks

85

(5)

(25)
TD3

Heavybodied

10 percent
(15)

Fairly
Good
(5)

Fibres
wellseparated

Mediumbodied

70

(3)

(5)

(22)
TD4

Fair
Average
(18)

Free from major
defects and not
more than 20%
fibre should
contain specks
& loose sticks

15 percent

Fair
Average

Fibres
separated

Mediumbodied

(4)

(2)

(3)

20 percent

Average

-

40

(5)

(3)

Fibres
separated

-

25

(10)

55

(18)
TD5

Average
(16)

Free from major
defects
(14)

TD6

Average
(16)

Free from
center-root and
dazed/overretted fibres
(5)

(2)
25 percent
(4)

-

-

fineness. Scores on the table may be taken as guidance for determining the discount. by 50 (or more) percent of the difference. A parcel of jute which would not secure full marks for a particular grade shall still be considered for that grade with suitable discount to be settled between the buyer and seller. reference to the relevant part of IS 7032. the buyer will have option to reject or settle with a suitable discount. bulk density. root content. between the maximum scores for that and the next lower grade. For instrumental determination of various characteristics like strength. provided its score is not less. Natural dust may be allowed in grades TD3 to TD8 with proportionate discount. Proposed Score for “Hand & Eye” Method Grading Proposed Strength Defects Root content Length-wise (%) Fineness Need strength to break the fibre and sharp audible sound at the time of breakage (Excellent 30) Free from major defects but 10% minor defects may be allowed (25) ≤ 05 Very Fine (20) (15) Need less strength to break the fibre and sound will be available at the time of breakage (Good 23) 90% free from major defects but 20% minor defects may be allowed (17) > 05 . or the effective reed length should not be less than 100 cm except for TD8 Jute should be in dry storable condition. Root content will include hard barky croppy ends. Jute should be free from HUNJA. defects.≤ 08 Very Fine (15) (15) Grade TD-1/ W-1 TD-2/ W-2 Colour Light creamy to reddish yellow with lustre (10) Light creamy to reddish yellow with lustre (10) Total Score 100 80 TDN-1 . When the score is less by 50 (or more) percent of the difference. mud and other foreign materials.TD7 Weak mixed (5) Not more than 50% fibre should suffer from major defects 35 percent - - - 10 (3) (2) TD8 Entangled or any other jute not suitable for any of the above grades but of commercial value 0 Notes: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 The minimum reed length should be 150 cm. etc.

Jute should be free from HUNKA. The minimum reed length should be 150 cm. Natural dust may be allowed in grades TD3 to TD5 with proportionate discount. etc. 4. fineness. 5. When the score is less by 50 (or more) percent of the difference. or the effective reed length should not be less than 100 cm except for TD6. mud and other foreign materials. Scores on the table may be taken as guidance for determining the discount. Jute should be in dry storable condition. For instrumental determination of various characteristics like strength. the buyer will have option to reject or settle with a suitable discount. reference to the relevant part of IS 7032. . provided its score is not less.TD-3/ W-3 TD-4/ W-4 TD-5/ W-5 TD-6/ W-6  Need less strength to break the fibre and sound will be available at the time of breakage (Good 23) 80% free from major defects and 30% minor defects may be allowed (09) > 08 – ≤ 10 Fine (08) (10) Need less strength to break the fibre and feeble sound at the time of breakage (Average 13) 80% free from major defects and 30% minor defects may be allowed (09) > 08 – ≤ 10 Coarse (08) (05) Easily break the fibre and no sound at the time of breakage (Poor 04) 70% free from major defects (05) > 10 Coarse (03) (05) Light creamy to reddish yellow with lustre (10) 60 TDN-2 Reddish / brownish with some light grey (05) 40 TDN-3 Light grey to dark grey (03) Entangled or any other jute not suitable for any of the above grades but of commercial value 20 TDN-4 TDN-5 For White jute Colour description is different and mentioned in the colour column Notes: 1. Root content will include hard barky croppy ends. 3. A parcel of jute which would not secure full marks for a particular grade shall still be considered for that grade with suitable discount to be settled between the buyer and seller. 2. between the maximum scores for that and the next lower grade. by 50 (or more) percent of the difference. defects. 7. root content. 6.

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