Agriculture

Coconut-based Products

COCONUT BASED EXPORTS

COIR is a versatile natural fibre extracted from husk, the fibrous outer shell of a coconut fruit. The husk contains 20% to 30% fibre of varying lengths. After grinding the husk the long fibres are removed and used for various industrial purposes.

SRI LANKA is the best source of COIR in the world.

COIR is known as the ultimate organic fertilizer, multi purpose soil conditioner, growing medium and has proved to be more effective, more economical and longer lasting.

COIR is an abundant natural resource, 100% biodegradable, strong, durable and provides the most environmentally friendly solutions in erosion control, plant growth and soil improvement applications.

Coconut is one of the major plantation crops in Sri Lanka, which accounts for approximately 12% of all agricultural produce in Sri Lanka. Total land area under cultivation is 395,000 hectares and about 2,500 million nuts are produced per year.

Sri Lanka is very popular in world market for Desiccated Coconut (DC) and Brown fiber. Distinguish white colour and characteristic taste of Sri Lankan DC has ranked Sri Lanka at 4th position of world export market for all kernel products. Sri Lanka holds the global No.1 for the exports of Brown fiber. A technique called drum system is used to extract fiber, resulting in long pure fiber, which are more suitable for brush industry.

COIR / COCONUT FIBER

The fibre extracted from the “Mesocarp” the outer layer of the coconut, Coir Fibre, enjoys the unique properties of being the longest natural fibre as well as the strongest in terms of twist resistance. The product is made out of bristle fibre (long fibre) or bristle fibre mixed with omatt fibre (short fibre), according to buyer specifications. Sri Lankan Coir twine manufacturers & suppliers export Coir twine highly used in agriculture, horticulture and aquaculture industries.