Wednesday, June 11, 2008

[ Coir Fiber in India - A Rural Employment Solver ]

Coir Fiber.
The coir fiber is relatively water-proof and is one of the few natural fibers resistant to damage by salt water. Fresh water is used to process brown coir, while sea water and fresh water are both used in the production of white coir.
"God's own Country" KERALA a single state in India is World's first in the production of this fiber.A fiber used in the manufacture of:
[01] Coir for Geotextiles.
[02] Coir Mattress.
[03] Coir Rubberized Sheet.
[04] Coir Mats.
[05] Coir Brushes.
[06] Coir Ropes.
[07] Coir Used in Upholstry padding in Automobile Industry.
[08] Coir Used as Insulation.
[09] Coir Bricks for soil preservation.
[10] Coir Fabrics.
Total world coir fibre production is 250,000 tonnes. The coir fibre industry is particularly important in some areas of the developing world. India, mainly the coastal region of Kerala State, produces 60% of the total world supply of white coir fibre. Sri Lanka produces 36% of the total world brown fibre output. Over 50% of the coir fibre produced annually throughout the world is consumed in the countries of origin, mainly India.
India accounts for more than two-thirds of the world production of coir and coir products. Kerala is the home of Indian coir industry, particularly white fibre, accounting for 61 per cent of coconut production and over 85 per cent of coir products. Although India has a long coastline dotted with coconut palms, growth of coir industry in other coastal States has been insignificant.

It's a sad fact we do not have a Coir Factory Like one in Sri Lanka.

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