The Corchorus capsularis is a fibrous herbaceous plant that belongs to the malvaceae family. it is cultivated in tropical areas for the value of its fibers. jute is also the textile fiber obtained from this plant and another similar one called Corchorus olitorius. The fibers have usually a length between 1 and 4m and their color range goes from white to brown. They can be easily whiten or dyed, but are less resistant than linen and hemp fibers. Jute is very sensitive to acids. These properties determine its application. The fibers are spun in threads to produce burlap for sacks, bags, rugs and ropes.