The versatility of coconut fiber (coir fiber and extracts) has led to its wide usage in various industries. Coir fiber has established a remarkable reputation in the horticultural, agricultural and the erosion control industries.
Coir fiber is found between the husk and the outer shell of a coconut. The individual fiber cells are narrow and hollow, with thick walls made of cellulose. They are pale at first but are hardened later and yellowed as a layer of lignin is deposited on their walls. The high lignin content (46% by weight) of coco fibers makes it naturally resistant to mold and rot and requires zero chemical treatment.