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Coir fibre undergoes generational change
Mar '09
Coir Geo-textiles
Coir Geo-textiles
Coir fibre has been used since centuries for different applications and now the humble coir is undergoing a generational change and being taken to the next level of its existence. Coir geo-textiles are all set to replace the synthetic version.

If all goes according to plan, geo-textiles made from coir will replace the substitute version to protect the embankments in mining fields in Chile, which has restrictions on felling wood from forests in a bid to protect them.

Extensive research conducted on the coir fibre has found it to have properties which can prevent soil erosion, The Coir Board is trying to extensively promote the fibre in Latin American countries, in the 'International year of Natural Fibres', declared by the UN.

Geo textiles made out of Coir fibre can be made to give high tensile strengths by using high twisted with low running twines and by closely weaving the same. It has ability to absorb and retain moisture and in the process help the growth of vegetation.

The International Erosion Control Association has also developed keen interest in using coir geo-textiles as a substitute to the synthetic variety, because of its environmentally friendly bio-degradable properties.

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