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Demand for coir geotextiles in international market
Feb '11
In the international markets there is a considerable demand for coir geotextiles. It is estimated that there is a potential for use of 2500 million sq. m. of geotextiles all over the world for various applications including soil erosion control.

The Coir Board has been making efforts to popularize coir geo textiles, coir composites, coir pith, etc. as innovative products, in international market and also in different regions of the country including North-East through seminars, field demonstrations and other interventions.

The Board has taken up collaborative research project for multiple use of coir ply viz. moulded furniture, door shutters, panels etc. with RV-TIFAC Composites Design Centre, Bangalore and National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad.

In addition, a three year project on developing coir based eco-friendly products was initiated in collaboration with North East Institute of Science & Technology (NEIST), Jorhat, Assam. A new project has been initiated in collaboration with NEIST, Jorhat to develop ceramic like products out of the coir composites jointly with Central Glass & Ceramic Research Institute, Kolkata.

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