Friday, November 23, 2012

The Environment is Our Lifeblood at CoirGreen

“When we heal the Earth, we heal ourselves”. These wise words were uttered by a distinguished professor of Environmental Studies in the United States, David. W. Orr.

We live in a time when the insufferable arrogance of man has laid waste to the most beautiful planet in the solar system. The current statistics regarding the Earth’s environment portray a scary picture. The worlds rain forests could completely vanish in a hundred years at the current rate of deforestation. Since 1500, more than 800 species of plants and animals have gone extinct. Climate-related deaths will double in 25 years according to a 2005 report from the World Health Organization. Climate change is already tied to 150,000 deaths globally every single year. Scientists predict a 6 foot rise in the global sea level and global warming has become a reality with 8 of the warmest years ever recorded occurring after 1998.

These stats underscore the importance of taking every effort to preserve our planet. At Coir Green(tm) we have always been driven to create products that are environmentally sustainable. And since our inception we wanted to be a responsible company and be an example to the wider society.

At the heart of all CoirGreen(TM), products is coir, the coconut fibre found between the husk and the outer shell of the coconut. The use of coir has several environmental benefits. Coir fibre comes from an entirely renewable source and is a by-product from an established industry where it was formerly regarded as a waste product. It uses water more economically and is an ideal soil improver.


“The importance of coir can be stated quite simply. You can escape from a burning building with a rope made of coconut fiber, you can garden using coconut fibers and you can sleep on a mattress stuffed with comfortable coir.”

Adding to the above quote, we can also say that products made from coir safeguard the soil, nourishes our gardens and protects the environment.

Coir is also a viable alternative to peat moss. Peat moss bogs are a non-renewable resource and they provide habitat for a distinctive flora and fauna. Removing the peat moss destroys this environment and it takes centuries to recover. A recent article in the Guardian endorsed coir as a good alternative to peat moss and recommended its usage in British gardens. In fact, the historical Kew Gardens in London used coir as a growing medium during the early 19th century. And when researchers at Auburn University and University of Arkansas compared peat and coir as soil amendments for horticulture they found that coir performed on par with peat.

At CoirGreen(TM), we produce a variety of coir related products. Our coir products are made for the horticultural, agricultural and the erosion control industries. Erosion control blankets, Coirlogs (Waterlogs/Biologs), Geotextiles (Coir netting), coir pallets (Coir Pillows), coco peat, coir disks(weed control mats), coir pots and Growbags are some of our products. All CoirGreen products are environmentally friendly and completely biodegradable. Our products are also 100% natural and chemical free.

CoirGreen’s ultimate goal is to be an ambassador for the environment by promoting the use of environmentally sustainable products. We spend an enormous amount of energy in making sure that our products do not harm the environment in anyway. CoirGreen(TM) is nurtured by the environment and the coconut tree that gives life to our company. The environment is our lifeblood and we believe that it is our duty to take care of it.  

 More information on Coir products or on CoirGreen, please visit our website on www.coirgreen.com

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Coco peat (Coir pith, coir fiber peat) is an Environmentally Sustainable Product for the Horticultural & Agricultural sector


Coconut fiber usage has become very common among professionals in various industries due to the versatility of the product. In the horticultural, agricultural, or erosion control sector, coir has a remarkable reputation for its superiority to other available natural materials in the market. 

Coir fiber is found between the husk & the outer shell of a coconut husk. The individual fiber cells are narrow and hollow, with thick walls made of cellulose. They are pale when immature but later become hardened 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 no chemical treatment. Lignin is a complex chemical compound and is an integral part of the secondary cell walls of plants and some algae. It is known to be on e of the most abundant organic polymers on Earth.

Cocopeat is a natural, renewable product produced from coconut husks. Coco peat add value to potting mixes by adding 10‐50% good quality Cocopeat to their potting mixtures. The plants grown in Cocopeat require less frequent watering as a result of more water holding capacity of the Cocopeat. More number of finer roots in a shorter time can be seen in potting soil containing Cocopeat. The roots get more aeration resulting in healthier plants.
 

The Cocopeat ensure sufficient amount of water for the plant without compromising on the drainage capacity. This in turn will result in more available water for the plants as well as better aeration for the roots. And the result of this can be observed in production and quality.

Benefits of using CG Coco peat/Coir peat/coco pith
• CG peat is 100% Natural, an organic Bio‐degradable matter.
• CG peat is an Eco‐friendly renewable resource.
• CGpeat is a viable alternative to peat moss.
• CGpeat is a perfect multipurpose growing media.
• The right CGpeat has high aeration (air porosity)
• CGpeat absorbs water easily but doesn’t absorb too much.
• CG peat Enhance strong and healthy root system
• CGpeat is a very stable product that can be used for many years
without decomposition affecting its physical make‐up.
• Cocopeat can be treated.

Chemical Effects
• Increased potassium levels
• Improved phosphorus levels
• Increased cation exchange capacity
• Improved nutrient retention
• Reduced frequency and rates of fertiliser application

CoirGreen ™ is an Environmentally Friendly company based in Sri Lanka, manufacturing a wide range of products for the horticultural and erosion control sectors. All products manufactured by Coir Green are environmentally sustainable and made out of natural coir fiber as a raw material. More information can be obtained by visiting Coir Green website on www.coirgreen.com. 

Use environmentally sustainable products and help protect our environment for future generations to come. 

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Growbags ( Coco slabs)


Keeping up with the latest grow techniques and products are probably becoming increasingly important for an ardent farmer or gardener in today’s rapidly changing world.  Cultivating fast growing plants is becoming a priority especially if it is a method that is 100% natural. Designed and created to suit all requirements Coir Grow bag, also known as Coco slabs, is an easy, useful and effective method to growing healthy plants.

Coir, an amazing product produced from the finest of coconut husks is the fundamental product of grow bags as it is made out of coco peat (coir pith) or husks chips (coco chips) or a combination of both. Coir pith is thick, fibrous and is the sponge like particle in the middle layer of the coconut. It can be used for any kind of cultivation such as agriculture, hydroponic, organic, indoor planting, home gardening, botanical and even soil treatment. Coir is a product that is completely sustainable and renewable as coconuts are grown in abundance in tropical regions. Its widely used to cultivate bigger crops, better expansion and stronger roots, snail repellant, reduction in disease and fungus netting, to hold more air, better water retention, helps reduce frequent irrigation and is completely recyclable as it is 100% organic. 


Gaining popularity among the hydroponic farmers for growing of fresh vegetables and flowers coir pith is used instead of rock wool and peat moss. Interested in growing various tomatoes? Then this is the ideal method because the plants do not have deep roots and needs more space for the tomato vines to grow. It is also highly efficient when growing other green house hydroponics such as cucumber, capsicum, lettuce, strawberry, rose, gerbera, orchids and also chrysanthemums.
 
Grow bags or coco slabs are developed with a particular mixture to provide the maximum results and suit every individual crop. The coir is commonly enclosed in a plastic bag that can be recycled with drain slits and plant holes that are pre-cut and stick holes to meet the individual hydration system. They are completely easy to use, cost effective, as it reduces on labor, is highly successful in a controlled growing environments, easy to transport and even store. So why not take on an environmentally friendly approach to growing plants that will increase yields and save money. This is only the beginning to a revolutionary growing experience. 

More information or the secure these organic coir Growbags (coco slabs), contact CoirGreen on infoATcoirgreenDOTcom or visit www.coirgreen.com 

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Using Coir Erosion Control Blankets for Erosion Control



Coir is a natural fiber extracted from the husk of the coconut and used in products such as weed control mats, Growbags, Coir pots, mattresses, erosion control products, landscaping mats, etc. Technically “Coir” is the fibrous material found between the hard, internal shell and the outer coat of a coconut.  Coir is an excellent natural material for use in soil erosion control products and is used extensively in landscaping projects. 
Coir blankets are well known for superior performance since Coir is naturally resistant to rot, mold and moisture. It needs no chemical treatment. Hard and strong, it can be spun and woven into matting (Geotextiles) as well. Blankets provides adequate strength and durability to protect slopes from erosion, while at the same time allowing vegetation to flourish.

Coir erosion control blankets, also known as coconut blankets or coir blankets are used extensively for slope stabilization, landslide stabilization and river-bank protection purposes.  They are easily transported and deployed, can be secured in place, and can eventually become part of the soil structure.  They are environmentally friendly and do not pose potential contamination risks.  There are no hazardous chemicals or synthetic materials within the matrix.  Over a period of time, coir, which is eco-friendly and 100% bio-degradable, completely disintegrates leaving only humus. 

Coir blankets are also excellent for use in landscaping, vegetation control and sediment control purposes. Coir fibers have an advantage over synthetic fibers. They are highly water absorbent, while retaining their physical properties. They store up water and build an ideal micro-climate for the seeds underneath. Of all natural fibers, coir has the greatest tensile strength.


Depending on your specific needs, several types of coir erosion control blankets are supplied by CoirGreen™.  These blankets are specifically designed to control soil erosion based on slope, water flow and duration.  The specific needs of the soil erosion control situation will determine which type of coir erosion control blankets should be used.
Erosion control blankets provide a natural alternative with flexible options for every landscaping situation from temporary to permanent application.  Coir blankets can be utilized in controlling even the steepest of slopes from erosion.  Seeding or planting with coir blankets is a simple process due to the blankets natural ability to retain moisture and protect from the suns radiation.


Coir soil erosion control blankets come in various lengths, widths and densities depending on your soil control needs.  In most cases, custom orders can be accommodated. More details on Coir Erosion Control Blankets, please visit www.coirgreen.com

Using Coir Erosion Control Blankets for Erosion Control

Coir is a natural fiber extracted from the husk of coconut and used in products such as weed control mats, Growbags, Coir pots, mattresses, erosion control products, landscaping mats, etc. Technically “Coir” is the fibrous material found between the hard, internal shell and the outer coat of a coconut.  Coir is an excellent natural material for use in soil erosion control products and is used extensively in landscaping projects.  

Coir blankets are well known for superior performance since Coir is naturally resistant to rot, mold and moisture. It needs no chemical treatment. Hard and strong, it can be spun and woven into matting (Geotextiles) as well. Blankets provides adequate strength and durability to protect slopes from erosion, while at the same time allowing vegetation to flourish.
 
 
Coir erosion control blankets, also known as coconut blankets or coir blankets are used extensively for slope stabilization, landslide stabilization and river-bank protection purposes.  They are easily transported and deployed, can be secured in place, and can eventually become part of the soil structure.  They are environmentally friendly and do not pose potential contamination risks.  There are no hazardous chemicals or synthetic materials within the matrix.  Over a period of time, coir, which is eco-friendly and 100% bio-degradable, completely disintegrates leaving only humus. 

Depending on your specific needs, several types of coir erosion control blankets are supplied by CoirGreen™.  These blankets are specifically designed to control soil erosion based on slope, water flow and duration.  The specific needs of the soil erosion control situation will determine which type of coir erosion control blankets should be used.
 
Erosion control blankets provide a natural alternative with flexible options for every landscaping situation from temporary to permanent application.  Coir blankets can be utilized in controlling even the steepest of slopes from erosion.  Seeding or planting with coir blankets is a simple process due to the blankets natural ability to retain moisture and protect from the suns radiation.
 
 
Coir soil erosion control blankets come in various lengths, widths and densities depending on your soil control needs.  In most cases, custom orders can be accommodated. More details on Coir Erosion Control Blankets, please visit www.coirgreen.com
 

Saturday, May 12, 2012

The Usage of Coir products as a combatant to Soil Erosion


Coir or coconut fiber which would assumingly would make more sense when referred to is as important a product as any other basic commodity or service that one may come across and require in large volumes on a daily basis. Coir fibers are found nestled between the hard, internal shell and the outer layer of the coconut. They may appear quite useless at first sight but later becomes harder and mature enough as a product that could withstand a considerable amount of pressure when best put to use.

Hence we may now arrive at and discuss a global issue that affects the lives of communities regardless of their social status and background. Soil erosion or the wastage of land etc has quite literally played havoc time and time again, creating unrest among the global community. This is where the usage of coir as a natural material plays a significant and at times somewhat of a leading part in negating soil erosion to a greater extent. Like in the erosion control industry, coir also proves a worthy opponent in terms of versatility and durability in the agricultural and horticultural sectors adding weight and support in uplifting and improving the standards of these sectors respectively.


However grave situations may turn out to be, soil erosion indeed can be prevented largely due to the products such as Geotextiles, Erosion Control Blankets and Biologs (Coir logs) being produced on a regular basis to safeguard the surrounding natural environment. Thus enabling the preservation process to take root in what already seems a bleak natural environment that is forever under serious threat of being wiped out completely due to the negligence and certain actions of power-hungry corporate entities the world over. Nevertheless coir proves an ideal combatant to soil erosion as it acts as a natural barrier against the forces of nature itself. That being wind and water that undoubtedly plays the role of culprit and is a major factor in soil erosion. Additionally soil erosion on riverbanks and hillsides are prevented to a greater extent when brown coir fiber are designed and manufactured in a way that they form a sort of blanket that envelopes the areas when placed accordingly.


 Moreover the usage of coir is not limited to a said and given sector. It also paves the way for plants, weeds to be grown in an environmentally friendly environment but above all in a manner that safeguards and nurtures and aids in the growth process of plants of all shapes and sizes. The usage of coir prevents unwanted water from remaining in the area and ushers in a water flow that is best suited to plant growth. The coir around the plant holds sufficient levels of water that the plant could make use of when needed. Thus we could draw up a conclusion that the growth system of plants is better influenced when a natural product like coir is used.

On a lighter note, CoirGreen™ - (www.coirgreen.com), an employee owned entity has paved the way for a greener tomorrow through its sound and efficient conduct and production of nature savvy products that cater to eradicating soil erosion in general. The company stays true its policy of being environmentally friendly and caters to a global cause by means of producing goods and services in an efficient manner for a greener future. CoirGreen™ is one of the pioneer companies in the industry to reduce the carbon foot-print we create. 


Monday, May 7, 2012

CoirGreen - Your Environmentally Friendly Company

Being a friend to the environment is becoming an ever increasing priority and responsibility among everyone today. Companies especially are taking on the environmentally friendly persona so that the challenges and demands of our rapidly changing world are met. Companies such as CoirGreen(TM), manufactures and supplies products that are considered 100% organic for Erosion, Horticulture and Agriculture industries. CoirGreen(TM) develops a wide range of natural products that are to the highest industrial standards. Its biodegradable and environmentally sustainable products are made out of an important commercial product obtained from the husk of the coconut, Coir Fiber.


With a reputation for being a far more superior natural ingredient than any other, Coir Fiber is a useful commercial product among professionals in various industries. Widely known for its ability to reduce soil erosion and assist the horticulture and agriculture sectors due to its hard structural fibers. Coir can be found between the husk and the outer shell of a coconut. When immature they are pale but subsequently it becomes harder and yellow as a layer of lining begins to form on their walls. There are two varieties of coir; Brown coir is harvested from fully ripened coconuts that contain more lignin and less cellulose. This makes the coir stronger but less flexible. While the white coir fibers are harvested from the coconuts before they are ripe. These fibers are much smoother and finer but are also weaker. 


Nurseries, Greenhouses, Farms and even households are seen using Coir products as a growing medium. It increases the capacity to hold water which remains available at low tensions and it maintains air porosity even after saturated with pore space allowing the water to drain easily. For horticultural purposes CoirGreen(TM) produces Coco Peat, Growbags and Husk Chips where it can be added into potting mixtures adding value to the soil. With this, the growth of finer roots within a short period of time can be seen in the plants. Coir disks on the other hand are used for natural weed control and used mainly in large scale nurseries and green houses. Grow Bags and Coir Pots is specifically used for growing vegetable and flower plants and can be used even in your own home.


CoirGreen(TM) also manufactures products for erosion control. Erosion is inevitable in our environment. Usually occurring because of wind, water or ice; by down slope creep of soil and other materials under the force of gravity or by animals and humans. 40% of the world’s agricultural land is degraded. Fertile soil is lost in large amounts due to drought, deforestation and climate change. According to studies increased rainfall amounts and intensities will lead to higher rates of erosion. Generally, soil erosion is being controlled with a physical barrier such as vegetation or rock to prevent water or wind creating a soil loss. However now you can use CoirGreen’s products designed and manufactured specifically for the purpose of soil erosion. Erosion Control Blankets (coconut blankets), GeoTextiles (Coir netting), Coirlogs (waterlogs/Biologs), Coir Pallets (coir pillows) and Jute products are all produced by CoirGreen to help prevent the erosion of soil. Erosion Control Blankets which are made out of coir are known to have a high performance as it does not rot, needs no chemical treatment and is hard and strong which provides adequate strength to prevent slope from erosion, provides landslide stabilisation and river bank protection. It can be easily transported and expected to become part of the soils structure as it’s steadily set in place. Ideal for landscaping, vegetation control and sediment control. Coir logs or also known as Biologs or Waterlogs are a cylinder round shaped netting packed with coir fiber (also come in square shape logs). It is used mainly for stream bank stabilization, shoreline protection, wetland mitigation, channel edge liner, wild life habitats and landscaping. This too is easy to install, allows for deep rooting of plants while providing nutrients and can be customised to your specific requirements. Another cost-effective method is the use of Coir Pallet or Coir Pillows especially for establishing marginal vegetation around lakes edges and watercourse banks. The high lining in the product is able to tolerate high energy of water flows and has a long degradation period of 3-5 years.


  A family business, Coir Green’s goal is to value its employees and customers and at the same time to be an ambassador for the protection of our environment by using environmentally sustainable products. A tremendous effort is made to provide their partners and customers products of the highest quality because the company is keen to meet their every need. Their greatest asset, their employees, ensures that every product goes under strict quality control methodologies. Coir Green is also involved in the handling and testing of raw materials, record keeping, standards for cleanliness and safety, production and process controls, labelling practices and warehousing and distribution as well as dealing with ethical business practices. Coir Green believes that their customers are their life; therefore it is guaranteed that they deliver products and services to them with quality and professionalism. It’s no wonder they take pride in manufacturing some of the finest Coir products in the world! 

More details on CoirGreen, please visit www.coirgreen.com