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Coconut Fibre Presentation

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Coconut Fibre Construction Material Type of Coconut Fibre Charecteristies of Coconut Fibre Source of Coconut Fibre Background of Coconut Fibre Group Members : Green Building
Material HENG YONG MING
RIDDICK LIM LI RUI
LIM KHENG XIAN
PANG WEN HAO
TEY CHIN WIN High Fiber
Highly Flammable
Aid plant growth
Increase Mineral Absorption
Gastrointestinal Benefits Properties of coconut fiber The husk is subjected to processing .
Then soaking the husks in sweet fresh water for 30 days.
It is combed on a couple of rotating spiked drums.
Once particles and mud are removed then it is ready for drying up process after which it is finally rolled into bales.( Retting ) Process of making Brown Fiber Expel parasitic worms.
Traditional indian medicine practice.
1984 research study found that eating a coconut will helps expel parasitic tapeworms without toxic side effects. Gastrointestinal Benefits
Water-absorbing properties
By increasing the water-absorbing power of potting soil
Holds water in soil without any additives , and also absorbs the water evenly without beading.
Protects against the bacteria and has a neutral pH. Aid plant growth Compare to other dietary fiber supplements.
Four to six times the amount of fiber in oat bran.
Dietary fiber promotes the movement of material through our digestive system, helping in relieve and prevent of constipation. High Fiber Soaked in salty water the processing of making is subjected
Kill the presence of bugs
Chemicals from the unripe coconut The Husk of the tender coconut Making finer brusher, rope, fishing nets and string.
The white fiber for making carpets, mats , mattings and ropes. Used of White Coconut Fibre Coconut fibers are commercial available in 3 form
I) Bristle
II) Mattress
III)Decorticated
Different types of fibres have different uses.
Engineering site Commercial Does not contain phytic acid
Remove the minerals but also increase minerals absorption.
Phytic acid binds minerals in your digestive tract Increase Mineral Absorption Flammable solids.
Easily catches fire upon Highly Flammable Harvested from unripe coconuts.
Green with colour at their shells.
Referred as mat fiber or yarn fiber.
Fresh green tender of unripe coconut husks. White Coconut Fibre The white meat (28%)
Hard protective shell (12%)
Thick husk (35%). Mature Coconut Ripe coconut
Brown colours with the outside shield
fully ripe coconut husks (Brown fiber) Brown Fiber Coconut Coconut fiber are divide two type
Brown Fiber



White Fiber Type of Coconut Fiber Cost of Green Material Products Conculsion Over 50% of the coir fibre produced is consumed in the countries of origin, mainly India.
This industry is important in developing countries.

Asia countries like Thailand,
Vietnam, Philippines and
Indonesia also provide the
products to the whole world. In 2009, 500 000 long tons (560 000 short tons) of coconut fibre produced globally.
Total value = USD 100 million
India and Sri Lanka produce 90% of the coir.

In India, Kerala State produces 60% of the total world supply of white coir fibre.
Sri Lanka produces 36% of the total world supply of brown coir fibre. 1 long tons = 1.12 short tons 50 – 100 pcs
per year









low efficiency SOURCE OF COCONUT FIBRE Green coconuts (white fibres) --harvest after about six to 12 months









Fully mature coconuts (brown fibres) --harvest after 12 months

ready to be processed into desiccated coconut or coir. Strong, High Durability, Lighter Natural Flame-Retardant Using COCONUT FIBRES in Vehicles Coir Fibre Boards with Sound Insulator Properties High Porosity Potentially in acoustical area.
Reduce sound intensity level.
BUT binder which is an additive, added to attach fibres together will lower acoustic absorption. Coconut Fibre Board High Lignin and Phenolic Content Using for production of binderless board.
Improves the load bearing capacity when added into concrete.
Control plastic shrinkage cracking and drying shrinkage cracking . High Lignin and Phenolic Content Natural Flame-Retardant High Porosity Strong, High Durability CHARACTERISTIES OF
COCONUT FIBRE WHY COCONUT FIBER PRODUCT SO EXPENSIVE????!!!! COST OF GREEN MATERIAL PRODUCTS ≈RM100 per Ton COST OF AGGREGATE PRODUCTION COST ≈US$200 - 300 per Ton COST OF COCONUT FIBER ≈RM0.80 - RM1.20 PER PIECE SAND BRICKS ≈$2.00 PER PIECE COCONUT FIBER BRICKS ≈ RM2.20 - RM2.50 PER PIECE RED BRICKS Various aspects of many coconut fibres reinforced composites have already been investigated.

Need more investigation on the behaviour of coconut fibre reinforced concrete. Two types of coconut fibres: White coir and brown coir.



Coconut fibres are strong, very ductile and energy absorbent material.

The coir made products is more expensive compare with others. Conclusion Thank You In 1980’s it was introduced for industrial usage Products derived from cocopeat Coconut fiber was recommended as plant medium in 1940’s History The use of coconut fiber starts from a traditional culture of extracting the long brown fiber to make salt resistance net & ropes Background of Coconut Fibre Around 500 000 tons of coconut fiber are produced yearly worldwide, mostly in Sri Lanka and India with a estimated total value of $100 million. Background of Coconut Fibre Coconut fiber The fiber from the outer shell of the coconut is known as coconut fiber.
Coir is known as the scientific family of the coconut fiber. renewable source Anti-fungal Biodegradable High holding water capacity Characteristic Background of Coconut Fibre
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