Processed Coconut Husk

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The coconut husks used in our products are sourced from Indonesia, the world’s top coconut* producer, at 18.5 million tonnes per year. We work with the world’s largest coconut producer, Sambu Group, which processes a few million coconuts a day.

Farmers usually spend a long time dehusking their coconuts and selling the fruit. With high volumes of husk, the easiest way to dispose them is to burn them or dump them into the rivers, causing water systems to clog, and resulting in harm to the environment. 

By collecting the husks, farmers get to supplement their income while avoiding these harmful waste-disposal practices. Alternatively, farmers have the option of selling the whole coconut, eliminating the need for dehusking. In the latter, they now have more free time to plant other crops on their coconut plots, to further supplementing their incomes. 

From the plantations, the husks are brought to a facility and processed in a 100% chemical-free manner. They are then transformed into cocopeat, a renewable alternative to soil amendment and horse bedding, and coir fibre (coconut fibre), which can be used for mattresses, pillows, and other home living essentials. 

Through this, we create a circular economy with zero waste, achieving sustainability for the environment and for the farmers.

Cocopeat


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Cocopeat for Horse bedding 
Cocopeat is a fine, powdery substance derived from the dust of the coconut husk. It is soft, smooth and prevents mould from forming, making it ideal for horse or animal bedding. The texture of cocopeat allows a horse to rest comfortably without straining its hoofs, ligaments, tendons and joints. It is clean, dry, and free of dust particles, preventing respiratory problems that sometimes occur with traditional shavings. Cocopeat is also free of pests and easy to dispose, letting horses live in a healthy, sanitary environment.

Soil amendment

Cocopeat is ideal as a soil substrate or soil amendment, because it is porous and has high water retention capacity. It is also clean and prevents the growth of harmful mould and bacteria, while allowing beneficial ones to thrive.

Coconut Fibre


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Coir fibre (Coconut fibre) for Mattresses & Pillows
Coir fibre, or coconut fibre, has been used for centuries to make ropes, brushes, mats and other household items. Today, coir fibre on its own can be used in mattresses by itself or it can be combined with foam to make it more comfortable and long-lasting.

Besides being biodegradable and renewable, coir fibre mattresses also present health benefits.For example, the natural spring effect of the coconut fibre provides firm support and care for the spine during the sleeping position, helping improve posture and alleviate back pain. It is porous and stimulates air circulation within the mattress, keeping it cool. It is also clean and dry, preventing mould and dust, as well as respiratory illnesses that come from allergies.

The Next Step: Composite Boards
We are now researching new ways to use coconut husks. One of our most ambitious projects is to develop a functional composite board that can be used in innovative interior design and furnishing. Our R&D aims to produce a board that is resilient, fire-resistant and usable with modern aesthetics that can be incorporated into high-end interiors. 

Cocopeat


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Cocopeat for Horse bedding 
Cocopeat is a fine, powdery substance derived from the dust of the coconut husk. It is soft, smooth and prevents mould from forming, making it ideal for horse or animal bedding. The texture of cocopeat allows a horse to rest comfortably without straining its hoofs, ligaments, tendons and joints. It is clean, dry, and free of dust particles, preventing respiratory problems that sometimes occur with traditional shavings. Cocopeat is also free of pests and easy to dispose, letting horses live in a healthy, sanitary environment.

Soil Amendment
Cocopeat is ideal as a soil substrate or soil amendment, because it is porous and has high water retention capacity. It is also clean and prevents the growth of harmful mould and bacteria, while allowing beneficial ones to thrive.

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Coconut Fibre


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Coir fibre (Coconut fibre) for Mattresses & Pillows
Coir fibre, or coconut fibre, has been used for centuries to make ropes, brushes, mats and other household items. Today, coir fibre on its own can be used in mattresses by itself or it can be combined with foam to make it more comfortable and long-lasting.

Besides being biodegradable and renewable, coir fibre mattresses also present health benefits.For example, the natural spring effect of the coconut fibre provides firm support and care for the spine during the sleeping position, helping improve posture and alleviate back pain. It is porous and stimulates air circulation within the mattress, keeping it cool. It is also clean and dry, preventing mould and dust, as well as respiratory illnesses that come from allergies.

The Next Step: Composite Boards
We are now researching new ways to use coconut husks. One of our most ambitious projects is to develop a functional composite board that can be used in innovative interior design and furnishing. Our R&D aims to produce a board that is resilient, fire-resistant and usable with modern aesthetics that can be incorporated into high-end interiors.

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