Coir Wood

Team

Sachithanandha Sundaram Shanmugasundaram
Sachithanandha Sundaram Shanmugasundaram
Team Leader
Anurag Bhambhani
Anurag Bhambhani
Team Member
Simon Begeer
Simon Begeer
Team Member
mel valies
mel valies
Team Member

Project Description

The project specifically focuses on the extension of coconut husk’s life cycle and ultimately closing their life cycle loop. The coconut fibres can be used to manufacture planks, comparable to bamboo and high-medium- density fibre boards made from wood (HDF and MDF respectively). During this process, no chemicals are required due to a special property of lignin in the coconut husks. Hence, making the whole process and final product much more sustainable than compared to wood. Secondly, since coconuts are currently a waste material, resource extraction is also more sustainable. Finally, when the material made from these coconut boards are at their end of life/use stage, the boards can be processed into nutrient-rich, chemical-free pot soil which can be used in agriculture.

Success Story

It was just an Idea a couple of months ago before we joined the Greenhouse program but now we are a registered company and has already started receiving enquiries from potential customers which is still like a dream for us as a team.