What are Coir Products?
Coir is a coconut fiber that is extracted from outer shell of a coconut. Coir is the material that lies between the outer coat and the internal shell of the coconut. The products made from this coconut fiber or coir are known as coir products. Coir is used to create many products including brushes, bags, rope, mattress, doormats and more.
History of Coir
The practical uses of coir dates back to ancient times when coconut fibres were used in creating cordages or ropes. The Indian navigators who set sail in the ancient times, used coir as ship ropes.
Uses and Applications of Coir
Coir has been in use since the 11th century. It has been used in creating floor mats, brushes, doormats, mattresses and more. Today coir products are popular across the country. They include coir yarn, palm kernel shell, coir bales, coir disc, coir net, coir pith bricks, coir pole, neem coir peat, corn cob powder and coir braid powder. Curled coir fiber is shaped and used to fill mattresses and for erosion control on hillsides and river banks.
Coir is also used in making packaging materials such as bags. It is also used in making fishing nets due to its strong resistance to saltwater. In agriculture, coir is used as a substitute for peat. It is used as a soil conditioner which increases the water-holding capacity of the soil. However, the major use of coirs is in the manufacture of ropes and mats.
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