Agrotextile Technical Textile

A technical textile is a textile product manufactured for non-aesthetic purposes, where function is the primary criterion. Technical textiles include geotextiles (reinforcement of embankments), agrotextiles (textiles for crop protection), and protective clothing (e.g., heat and radiation protection for fire fighter clothing, molten metal protection for welders, stab protection and bulletproof vests, and spacesuits).

Howe to connect Agro textiles: Joining 2 pieces of agro textile.

Agro textiles can be easily connect with portable Bag Closers. These machines have been original designed for closing bags such as jute, pp and (multi) paper. Examples are: Newlong NP-7A (Single thread) Newlong NP-8A (Double thread version), Fischbein Model F, Union Special 2200 (only portable with upper and lower feeding of the material.


Agrotextile is a large and growing sector and supports a vast array of other industries. The global growth rates of technical agro textiles and textiles is about 4% per year greater than the growth of home and apparel textiles, which are growing at a rate of 1% per year. Currently, technical textile materials are most widely used in filter clothing, furniture, hygiene medicals and construction material.

Fibers used for Agro Textiles:
Man made (synthetic) fibers are preferred for agricultural product than the natural fibers due to their high strength, durability and other suitable properties of agricultural applications. On the other hand natural fiber based agro-textiles not only serve the specific purpose but also after some year degrade and act as natural fertilizers. Fibers used in agro-tech sectors are as follows:

  • Nylon
  • Polyester
  • Polyethylene
  • Polyolefin
  • Polypropylene
  • Jute
  • Wool
  • Coir
  • Sisal
  • Flax
  • Hemp

Though man made fibers (like poly-olefins) are preferred for agro-textiles than the natural fibers mainly due to their favourable price performance ratio, light weight with high strength and long service life, but natural fibers can be used in agro-textiles in some specific arena where characteristics like high moisture retention, wet strength, biodegradability are effectively exploited.

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