Prospects of Agrotextiles as Technical Textiles in the World Market

Prof (Dr) Nemailal Tarafder
2019 Zenodo  
Agro-textile is a woven or knitted or non-woven technical textile which is extensively used for controlling environment for plants/animals in applications to agriculture, forestry, horticulture, etc. The applications include all activities concerned with the growth and harvesting of live products and foodstuffs. Agro-textiles contribute about 1.5% to total production of technical textiles in India. Agro-textiles help to keep sufficient soft humidity and increase the soil temperature. Unique
more » ... ics are generally manufactured for agricultural appliance. Some of the main fields of agro-textiles are shade nets, mulch mats, crop covers, anti-hail nets, net for protection from birds and fishing nets. Tapping the potential of technical textiles, agro-textiles are driving the sector profitability by improving the productivity and reducing the need for chemicals. Man-made fibers are preferred for agricultural textiles than the natural fibers due to certain advantages. The essential physical properties of agro-textiles help with the growth and harvesting of crops and other foodstuffs.
doi:10.5281/zenodo.3344672 fatcat:b45r7vfjfngxfkze5ai4z4ljoq