Coir fibre, which is derived from the fibrous outer cover of coconuts, is widely used in agriculture, horticulture, and household products. Each coir fibre consists of narrow, hollow cells with thick walls of cellulose. They are pale when mature, but become hard and yellow as they accumulate lignin on their surfaces. Fibres such as flax and cotton contain more cellulose and lignin, but coconut fibres are less flexible and tend to be stronger.
Coconut fibre is relatively waterproof, and it is the only natural fibre that is not damaged by saltwater. Hence, the fiber is widely used for bedding and soil erosion control. Moreover, it is used in filling cushions and mattresses, in making ropes, and in making coir logs. Fibres made of coir can withstand high temperatures, reduce heat transfer, and are extremely strong and durable. Furthermore, it is highly resistant to saltwater and rot, thus preventing decay. This is also a good substitute for peat moss because it is free from bacteria and fungi.
SITCO produces high-quality coir fibre that is coarse and stiff, which makes it perfect for manufacturing upholstery, mats, and brushes. We offer different lengths of fibres based on customer requirements. In addition to white fiber, SITCO also offers brown fibres and buffering fibers.
Specifications of Coir Fibre
Fibre length : 7 cm to 20 cm
Moisture: Below 16%
Impurities : 5% max
Coir fiber is widely used in automobile upholstery, the bedding industry, and soil erosion control. It finds application in the filling of mattresses and cushions and is the material used for coir logs. While the coir textile is used as a blanket to control soil erosion, coir fiber is used in preventing heat transfer. Coir fiber is widely used for the manufacturing of ropes and fishnets.
- Resist high temperatures
- Great flexibility and strength
- Highly durable
- Resistant to rot and saltwater
- Prevents heat transfer
- Prevents decaying