WHAT IS COCO COIR?
It is no secret that the abundance of coconut plantations in Sri Lanka and India has given rise to many industries from coconut flour to desiccated, activated charcoal, to coir grow bags and everything in between. While it is not as common as copra oil, desiccated, and activated charcoal exports, coconut substrate-based growing media are a lucrative export industry. The industry has created value for coco peat, which is a by-product of the coir manufacturing sector.
Coir is a natural, and renewable resource produced from mature coconut husks. Coir fiber is a coarse material obtained from the husk surrounding the coconut seed.
The use of coir fiber pith as a soil conditioner and organic compost is an emerging trend in horticulture and agriculture. Rubberized coir fiber pith molded into pots is employed widely as a planting base for home plants also for flower and vegetable cultivation.
MAIN RAW MATERIALS
Just like Coco Peat, Coco Chips are too a by-product of the extraction process for brown fiber.
The two main advantages of Coco Chips are the ability retain both oxygen and water well equally.
Coco chips large particle size in smaller vivarium setup makes it perfect for amphibian and reptile enclosures.
THE MANY USES OF COCO COIR PRODUCTS
Environment concerns and biodegradability have boosted the demand for coir products. Coir is a commercial grade processed coconut husk that is used for the manufacture of a wide range of products. Including custom products for the applications in farming and greenhouse cultivation.
Grow Bags, Planter Bags, Briquettes, Grow Discs, Grow Cubes, Blocks and Bales and Loose Bags
A spongy material that binds the coconut fibre in the husk, It is an excellent soil conditioner and is being extensively used as a soil-less medium for agri-horticultural purposes. With its moisture retention qualities, coir pith is ideal for growing all types of flora and fauna. Available in raw form or converted into organic manure.
Coir Weed Control mats, Coco Grow Poles, Coir Pots, Coir Basket Liners, Grow Discs, Loose Bags, Coir Sheets, Terrarium Items
The thickest and most resistant of all commercial natural fibres, coir is a coarse, short fibre extracted from the outer shell of coconuts. Its low decomposition rate means is a key advantage for making durable geo-textiles.
Durable & reliable industrial brushes made from high quality fiber.
Bristle Fiber, Machine Twisted Fiber, Mattress Fiber, Coir Brushes and Tawashi
COCONUT COIR VS PEAT MOSS
Coconut coir is a by a product of the extraction process, therefore, it is a renewable, pH-neutral, non-hydrophobic soil amendment that aerates, improves water retention, and is more environmentally friendly than peat moss.
On the other hand, peat moss is readily available but has many disadvantages such as -Hydrophobic: once dry, is very hard to rewet and more acidic, etc.
CONTACT ANTMODITY FOR YOUR COCONUT COIR NEEDS
AntModity has it’s own processing center located in Thawalama in the Southern Province of Sri Lanka. We maintain a large inventory of coir products in our warehouses in France, Korea (Seoul), Canada (Ontario), and the USA (Indiana).
AntModity Platform Availability: Sri Lanka (Galle), Korea (Seoul), Canada (Toronto)