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Cocopeat Products

 

Coco peat (cocopeat), also known as coir pith, coir fibre pith, coir dust, or simply coir, is made from coconut husks, which are byproducts of other industries that use coconuts. Raw coconuts are washed, heat-treated, screened and graded before being processed into coco peat products of various granularity and denseness, which are then used for horticultural and agricultural applications and as industrial absorbent.Find more on  Coco peat Products

Coir Products

 

Coir fibres are found between the hard, internal shell and the outer coat of a coconut. The individual fibre cells are narrow and hollow, with thick walls made of cellulose. They are pale when immature but later become hardened and yellowed as a layer of lignin is deposited on their walls.here are two varieties of coir. Brown coir is harvested from fully ripened coconuts.It is thick, strong and has high abrasion resistance. It is typically used in mats, brushes and sacking. Find more on Coir Products

Latex Products

 

A latex pillow is a pillow made of soft foam, which may be produced with sap from the rubber tree. This isn’t always the case, and some pillow companies created blended latex pillows that contain synthetic latex. The attraction of having a natural pillow that is more eco friendly draws some consumers to latex pillows, and they should look for those that are sold as 100% natural latex to avoid getting synthetically produced ones.Find more on Latex Products

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Uses of cocopeat

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Coco peat is used as a soil additive.Due to low levels of nutrients in its composition, cocopeat is usually not the sole component in the medium used to grow plants. When plants are grown exclusively in coco peat, it is important to add nutrients according to the specific plants' needs. Coco peat from Sri Lanka and India contains several macro- and micro-plant nutrients, including substantial quantities of potassium.

Coco peat is not fully decomposed when it arrives and will use up available nitrogen asit does so (known as drawdown), competing with the plant if there is not enough. Poorly sourced coco peat can have excess salts in it and needs washing (check electrical

conductivity of run-off water, flush if high). It has a similar cation exchange capacity to sphagnum peat, holds water well, re-wets well from dry and holds around 1000 times more air than soil.

Common uses of coco peat include:

As a substitute for peat, because it is free of bacteria and most fungal spores, and is sustainably produced without the environmental damage caused by peat mining.

Mixed with sand, compost and fertilizer to make good quality potting soil. Coco peat generally has an acidity in the range of pH - 5.5 to 6.5. It is a little on the acidic side for some plants, but many popular plants can tolerate this pH range.

 

As substrate for growing mushrooms, which thrive on the cellulose. Coco peat has high cellulose and lignin content.

Coco peat can be re-used up to three times with little loss of yield. Coco peat from diseased plants should not be re-used.

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Being a good absorbent, dry coco peat can be used as an oil absorbent on slippery floors. Coco peat is also used as a bedding in animal farms and pet houses to absorb animal waste so the farm is kept clean and dry.