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APPLICATIONS OF COIR WOOD

Coir Wood has a range of uses within business trades, but most extensively it  can be used in building and Furniture making activities, due to its high strength and stable properties. The composition of MDF offers many opportunities for it to be used as an alternative to real wood and it has various beneficial properties; including minimal trim waste, heat and moisture tolerances, termite resistant and excellent machining characteristics. Mainly, it can be used for doors, window panels, partitions, kitchen cabinets, wall paneling, false roofing, false flooring, TV cabinets etc. in construction of houses, buildings etc. Secondly, it can be used to make furniture items such as Tables, Cots, Cupboards, Wardrobes, Chairs, Dressing Tables, Desks etc.

More recently it is also being used for building quake proof shelter houses in various affected areas. MDF is available in an extensive range of thicknesses, lengths and widths depending upon the nature of its use.

Coir Wood is a composite of the needle felt coir fibre bound with phenol formaldehyde resin. The product is 100% wood free material made out of natural coir fibre. Coir has superior properties like it is a long and hard fibre, is strong due to its high lignin content (45.84 per cent against 39.84 per cent for teak), is more resistant than tropical timber against rotting under wet and dry conditions, is naturally termite and borer proof and is economical. One unit of coir wood with a production capacity of 40 cubic metres a day would be able to save 22 trees a day or about 264 acres of tropical forest every year.

The fibres are used as raw material with thermosetting adhesive as binder. Indian standard for the product has been evolved and the corresponding number is  IS 15491 : 2004. Coir fibre manufactured as per IS 9308(part 2) or IS 9308(part 3) are processed through needled felt plant (non woven system) to make uniform mat in densities according to the requirement. These fibre mats thus produced are impregnated with thermosetting adhesive and pressed in to panels under controlled temperature, pressure and time to form coir medium density fibre boards. There are three grades of coir medium density fibre boards as per the Indian standard grade 1, grade 2 and grade 3.

Lignocelluloses natural fibers exhibit properties like biodegradability, recyclability either by composting  or  by  incineration,  desirable  to  be  considered  as  characteristics  of  sustainable materials. Natural coir fiber composites panel product manufactures from Coir and Jute fibers combined  with  synthetic  resin  or  other  suitable  binder  is  an  alternate  for  wood  panel products.  Increasing  concern  about  the  global  warming,  primarily  due  to  deforestation  has  led  to  the ban  on  use  of  wood  in  government  buildings.  Subsequently,  a  large  action  plan  for  the development of wood substitute has resulted in creation of more awareness about the use of natural fibre based building materials. From centuries, mankind has used the natural fibre for various types of application including building materials. In most of the countries, users have explored the possibilities of using the natural fibre from different plants, Wood  can  never  be  replaced  in  its  entirety. Considering  the  depletion  to  tropical  forest and  wood,  using  renewable  material  like Coir  will  keep  up  the  ecological  balance. Usually  substitute  like  plywood  are manufactured  with  imported  logs. These logs  are  over  90  years  old  from  tropical forest. Coir  Board  at  its  Research  Institute developed  the  following  coir  composite panel  products,  which  are  very  suitable  for building industries.

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In India the product has been well accepted by the market as an alternative to plywood. Various organisations like the Railways, CPWD, HUDCO, Defence to name a few have cleared this product and plan to use it in future in place of wood. Coir Wood can be of different types like Coir Veneer Board, Coir MDF Board and Coir Block Board.

The many benefits of Coir Wood can lead it to becoming a very highly popular and easily functional choice in furniture making. Manufacturers of school, home and office furniture and accessories can use it in the construction of desks, high quality marker boards, work surfaces, pillars, and other products. It is very strong, provides longevity, and is resistant to warping that occurs over time, caused by moisture. Consumers benefit with cost savings compared to real wood.

Coir needled felt sheet is a non-woven material made purely out of 100% coir fibre. The material is composed of coir fibre randomly needle punched to the desired degree of compaction. The needled felts have excellent moisture absorption and retention characteristics and form an ideal medium for plant growth. The fibre is mechanically bonded or interlocked to form a continuous length of sheet. Coir needle felt is generally used as mattress material, plant liners and other high end garden articles. This is also being used as insulation pads, geo textiles and organic mulch. Coir geo textiles are used in different forms like woven, non-woven, stitched blankets etc. for various soil bioengineering applications. They also used in erosion control of soil.

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Coir Wood is a composite of the needle felt coir fibre bound with phenol formaldehyde resin. The product is 100% wood free material made out of natural coir fibre. Coir has superior properties like it is a long and hard fibre, is strong due to its high lignin content (45.84 per cent against 39.84 per cent for teak), is more resistant than tropical timber against rotting under wet and dry conditions, is naturally termite and borer proof and is economical. One unit of coir wood with a production capacity of 40 cubic metres a day would be able to save 22 trees a day or about 264 acres of tropical forest every year.

“Sustainable Eco Friendly Alternative To Wood”

“Coir Wood – a Bio-Wood”

“Climate Change is for Real – Save Trees Save Earth”

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