Coir or coconut fibre, is an all natural organic fiber extracted from the husk of the coconuts and used in a range of products such as floor mats, doormats, brushes and mattresses. Coir is the fibrous material found between the hard, internal shell and the outer coat of a coconut. Other uses of this natural coir, are in upholstery padding, sacking and horticulture. White coir, harvested from unripe coconuts, is used for making finer brushes, string, rope and fishing nets. It has the advantage of not sinking, so can be used in long lengths on deep water without the added weight dragging down boats and buoys.
Besides the coconut fiber the other main important material that is produced from de husking the coconut is the coir fiber pith or coco peat. This is a natural substitute for soil and used mostly in green houses and green farms for its nutrient value for plants and the unique benefit of the water retention capacity. It is ideal for latest technology of drip irrigation and it is becoming day by day popular on earth where protection of greenery has become such an important factor for the global warming. This coconut pith is formed in to many shapes and forms to achieve more quantity in packing and as used for horticulture and agriculture trades.