Coir Board

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Coir Board

 

Office Address:

Coir House 

M G Road 

Kochi-682 016
Tel : 0484-2351807
Fax : 0484-2354397
E-mail: coir@md2.vsnl.net.in
Website Address: http://coirboard.nic.in/

Product Handling:

Coir and coir products

Contact Coir board for more details.


The Coir Board is a statutory body established by the Government of India under the 'Coir Industry Act 1953 (45 of 1953)' for the promotion and development of the coir (coconut fibre) industry in India.

Coir BoardIt is based in Kochi and Alappuzha. The head office of the Coir Board is in Kochi and the research and training office is in Kalavoor, Alappuzha. The coir industry is one of the traditional industries in India that is still at its peak. The Coir Board has regional offices in different parts of India, wherever there is a presence of any coir industry. The board works for the promotion, research, education, and training of the coir industry. The board functions under the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises.

The coir industry employs more than 7 lakh persons of whom a majority is from rural areas belonging to the economically weaker sections of society.

The Coir Board has worked actively to support the International Year of Natural Fibres 2009.

Coir or Cocos - Nature's wonder fibre is extracted from the protective husk of the coconut. This golden fibre is spun in a breath - taking range of textured yarn and woven into a spectrum of colorful floor covering

The husks separated from the nuts are retted in lagoons up to ten months. The retted husks are then beaten with wooden mallets manually to produce the golden fibre. The fibre is later spun into yarn on traditional spinning wheels called "Ratts", ready for dyeing and weaving into myriad shades of floor coverings. A score of varieties/grades of coir yarn are produced and each variety is associated with certain specific characteristics, used for industrial, agricultural and domestic applications. The starting point of the industry is the process of dehusking after harvesting of the mature coconut crop. Coir fibers are extracted from the husks surrounding the coconut. In most areas coir is a by-product of copra production, and the husks are left on the fields as mulch or used as fertilizer due to high potash content.

For production of light coloured fibre of spinnable quality green husk of 10 to 12 months old coconuts is ideally suitable. India and Sri Lanka are the main areas where the fibres from the husk (termed 'coir') are extracted by traditional methods for the commercial production of a variety of products (brushes and brooms, ropes and yarns for nets and bags and mats and padding for mattresses). However, worldwide, only a small part of the fibres available are currently used for these purposes. Read more

 

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Comments


MUTHUSAMY K.R: i need help regarding export coir products.

vk sadanand: I would require coir product catalogue and fob Cochin price list to enable me to canvas export orders. rgds. Sadanand

S RAGHAV: I have a coir pith unit and making coir pith in Tirunelveli district, Tamil Nadu, India. I need Export requirement for coir pith. Kindly help me.

Vinod G : We have a family owned Coir Pith plant in Pollachi (Tamil Nadu) and we would like to export directly to USA instead of relying on agents. I am currently working in US in IT field and can leverage my presence here.

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