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Development of Mobile Fibre Extraction Machine for coir industry

January 4, 2010 (India)

The traditional coir industry in the state of Kerala is facing an acute crisis of fibre shortage. For some time it has been depending on the green husk fibre the major part of which is brought from the neighboring states.

The industry feels that there is an untapped stock of husks in the rural areas from where collection is difficult as on-site defibering is not possible.

Therefore there was a need to develop a mobile fibre extraction machine which could be taken to the remote villages so that vast untapped potential for utilization of husks from such areas could be tapped.

In view of this, Central Coir Research Institute of Coir Board, Kalavoor has developed a Mobile Fibre Extraction Machine that is being demonstrated before the coir industry.

Click here to read the comparative advantages of this machine with the stationery machines that are in vogue are produced:

The Central Coir Research Institute (CCRI) is one of the prime research centre of Coir Board (Recognised by the Department of Science & Technology, Government of India) established in the year 1959 implements all the S & T programs for the development of Coir Industry headed by Dr. U.S.Sarma Director, RDTE.

Coir Board was set up by the Government of India for promoting the Coir Industry, started functioning from 7th July 1954. Fixing grade standards for Coir Products and inspection of Coir Fibre, Coir Yarn and Coir Products is one among the several functions enumerated under Section 10 of the Coir Industry Act-1953.

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