Coir, wonderful and versatile fibrous material found in the outer cover of coconut is often termed the golden fibre. It is extracted from the husk of nuts of coconut palms referred in Indian mythology as “Kalpavriksha”The very purpose of the outer cover, ‘husk’ is to protect the kernel of the coconut.
The Coir fibre and dust particles extracted from the husk, Coir pith, goes on to protect the mother earth with its enviable eco-friendly attributes. White fibre is extracted from the unripe nuts while Brown fibre is made from ripe nuts. It is extracted mechanically or manually and passes through a series of process before it takes the shape of a product of interest to end user.
Wonders in coir
This 100% organic natural fibre is biodegradable and eco friendly, its applications are innumerable.
Presence of more lignin and less cellulose makes it more durable compared to other natural fibre.
It is relatively waterproof and resistant to damage by saltwater, a unique quality for a natural fibre.
Coir made from fully ripened nuts is thick, strong and has high abrasion resistance.
It can be spun into twines by hand or machine.
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Applications of coir
Coir can be used in making an alluring range of Mats, Mattings, Rugs, Carpets, Floor tiles, Mattress, Pillows, and cushions. It is used in manufacture Geo-textiles and is widely used in farms as trailers for hops and other creepers From Agriculture to Geo-engineering, From cozy interiors to extremely rough terrains,The applications of Coir and Coir products are unlimited, opportunities seamless.
“Coir- The Golden Fibre”