* Sri Lanka.
* Caribbean countries
Varieties of coir fibres:
There are two varieties of coir fibres get harvested.
Brown coir fibres:
The brown coir is harvested from fully ripened coconuts. It is thick and strong. It poses high abrasion resistance. It is typically used in mats, brushes and sacking. The fully mature brown coir fibres contain more lignin and less cellulose. These fibres have less flexibility.
White coir fibres:
White coir fibres harvested from coconuts before ripening of coconut. The colour of coconut looks white or light brown before ripening. The fibres are finer and smoother in this stage. These fibres have low strength. They are generally spun to make yarn used in mats or rope.
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