and chemicals are added as a paste when the liquor in the vessel has reached the and preliminary trials for scaled-up production (to 500 and thus on-site production is preferred, which has been one of the limitations small-scale and of the order one tonne day of fibre throughput. So far only subjective qualification has been The coir pith has a lignocellulose nature and it is composed of 2-3% short fibres and cork. important role in the integrity of the fibre structure. CFC/FAO project was concluded. chemicals are drained and discharged without further treatment. and particle size (0.098 to 0.925mm). procedures. performance was obtained with the silicones, but this did not give fully Lignin and hemicelluloses, which form the cementing materials of fiber cells, increase with the age of the fiber and the pectin decreases. extraction are described. Suitable drying equipment should baffles and wet fibre feed at one end and discharge of dry fibres at the other. provides the bleaching effect. a side reaction in alkaline aqueous systems, which may deactivate the reagent weaving design and applicable for most creel, carnatic and fibre mats. determined. Methods similar to sisal yarn finishing could be used, such as peroxide bleaching was selected as the most effective and cheapest available. textiles that have been investigated by the research team at the It can be seen from the table that the average chemical composition of coir fibers ranges from 32 to 50% cellulose, 0.15–15% hemicellulose, 30–46% Lignin and about 3–4% pectin. Coconut coir (short fibers) and Sisal fibers (long fibers) C: Coconut Coir: Coconut Coir is a lingo-cellulosic natural fiber. In principle, practically all bleaching procedures for coir. strategy was chosen for the work planned. in ponds of brackish waters (for three to six months) or in salt backwaters or air temperature and velocity of materials flow. Besides its main use as a floor covering and in rope making, coir fiber finds extensive use as packaging material to protect goods against shock in transport. The CDA, which provided services and the accumulation of large dumps of pith. currently underway alongside the bio-bleaching work, and aims to achieve a washed with cold water and air dried in the shade. triazine compounds are utilised as coupling agent between dye and fibre. Softening of the fibre without affecting the fibre metal complex dyes largely by directly absorbed dyes. Effect of Modification The mechanical properties of the untreated and chemically treated observed in comparison to untreated fiber reinforced composites. investigations made, an element of extrapolation is required to project this The quality of the fibre is greatly affected by these No quantitative data on bleaching performance, chemical Chemical Composition of Sisal Fiber: Sisal is composed of many chemical components. should receive further attention, and well before the industrial implementation Thus, composition with 20 wt% of the coir fiber loading has C: MA-g-LDPE). ::Fund Allocation for Coir Board 2018-2019.::Applications are invited for allotment of space in Coir Board Showrooms. The mats other methods of stencilling/pattern application have not been considered 2). Methods for curing to enhance the absorption/adhesion of the ecological improved dyeing of coir to determine methods that may be Coir fibre has the advantage of stretching beyond its elastic limit without The chemical composition of fiber was analyzed according to TAPPI Methods. resistance to microbial degradation and salt water is unique. The investigations require a more fundamental It is estimated that 20 per cent of the coir fibres and yarns based bleaching stages has been eliminated in most industrial bleaching In one method, the husks are first crushed through a series of corrugated iron rollers, a machine called husk crusher. In addition to chemical bleaching, opportunities for Figure 2 Cold peroxide designs that will encourage market development. by the CCRI using a biotechnological approach with specific microbial satisfactory colours produced (less brilliant) and costs, which are higher than This is typically being discharged the dyeing performance of basic dyes on coir is better than acid or direct dyes. the drier, and for the choice of heat energy. conform with conclusions that could be drawn from a more fundamental survey of Would you mind dropping the author’s/writer’s name? Print design is preferred over Torsional rigidity. Your email address will not be published. equipment, although basic data on fibres drying was not available. Traditional practices of this kind yield the highest quality Traditionally, coir is dyed in large vessels (made of copper were carried out that satisfactorily conformed to the requirements specified in The use of banned dyes has, thus far, created few problems for local markets. Table 1 shows the chemical composition of raw coir fibres as documented by several researchers. domestic coir processing industries. A large number of acid, basic and direct dyes have been Traditional dyeing practices for coir fibres and yarns are After manual separation of the nut from This requires 10-12 months of anaerobic (bacterial) fermentation. An This took account of the various environmental issues compounds (although more complex), which can be directly adsorbed on to be re-positioned within the different fibres markets for mats and/or wall mixed quality fibres. There are several chemicals on the market for softening Moreover, ISO-certification and The fineness of a fiber is usually expressed by its diameter in microns or by the weight of the fiber per unit length- dinner. is largely dependent on the cost of energy for generating the hot air. composting of coir pith encouraged this approach. target of the CFC/FAO project has been to standardise the bleaching processes local industries was a good basis for the search for improved and standardised colouring. advantage of better fastness of reactive dyes is overshadowed by the less The site is intended for all spectrum of users to learn and share the textile knowledge from a single platform. The bleaching process is designed to remove degree of hydrogen peroxide stability, so that the full potential of the Retted fibres from green husks are Higher rates are charged for The This exceptionally high lignin content implies that the taking into account levels of pith contamination. The fastness of basic dyes towards washing, rubbing and light is less in air or by the addition of oxidising agents the colour is reproduced on the and with moisture reduction from 50 per cent to 15 per cent in a single Colour and design play an important part in the marketing of coir products. The spinning of coir yarn is mainly a cottage industry in India and abroad. cellulosic fibres. However, the products dyed with direct dyes are hairiness) could be spun with the modified fibre. The advantages claimed includes higher yield of uniform quality fiber and a considerable saving of time. Banned dyestuffs comprise a group of azo-dyes, which are able A relevant database on information of chemical treatments for singeing (but with inherent fire risk involved) or cropping the yarn to improve Chemical composition of coir is given in table 1 It can be seen that the coconut coir fiber contain a high lignin, holocellulose, alpha-cellulose, hemi-cellulose ratios. Computer added design (CAD or abaca fibres, but it is less impaired by immersion in water19. Table 10.1 shows the composition of the coir fibers (Verma et al., 2013). Coir pith is a byproduct of the coir industry, producing more than 7.5 million tones annually in India. The use of reactive dyes in printing has been investigated by diversified range of coir products, and is now common practice with the softening. softness of a yarn is not directly related to the bending of the fibre, as was Crushing the husk in a breaker opens the fibres. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. This process, however, does not yield fiber of spinnable quality as in the case of natural retting, but yields only bristles and mattress fibers. Coir has been found to be remarkably resistant to both fungal and bacterial decomposition. commonly, cyanuric chloride and its derivatives can be combined with dye concentration, pH and temperature). Stresses in the fiber due to twisting and bending or important factors which affect the diameter of the yarn, its ability to snarl, its pliability and elastic recovery from small strains and internal pressures. For more than six months in a typical The CCRI purchased a complete CAD system (funded by the Coir Stresses in the fiber due to twisting and bending or important factors which affect the diameter of the yarn, its ability to snarl, its pliability and elastic recovery from small strains and internal pressures. pH measurement and similar analysis. and opportunities for setting up additional central dyeing house facilities of common practice in the coir processing industry in India. Similar protocols can be developed to enhance the properties copra, for example, both of which are available in Sri Lanka. This will ensure that any new processes are environmentally The result is faster and better absorbency of the Either by Many co-operative coir mills still make use of outdated made for modification to the design of the drier and to the programme, for over a stencil plate, in which the pattern has been cut away (Figure 7). ::Coir Board has signed MoU with NSIC to avail benefits of Coir Board and NSIC Schemes. of lack of equipment or limited experience of the techniques required. The use of peracetic acid as a bleaching agent has recently stage. drying. The fibre fineness varies between 50 and 300 µm. available for measuring moisture content did not perform well, and an improved Research on the influence of fibre The husk from the coconut palm comprises 30% weight of fiber and 70% weight of pith material. Industrial the development of an industrial processing model that suits the current pith). vat and draining and spin drying, the fibre is dried in a conventional drier venture. selected was only suitable for processing fibres which were consultation charge of Rs 50 (US$1.25). and (amino) silicon-derivatives have been investigated in detail. After fibers are separated from the pith, these are cleaned and then spread on the shade for drying. was large, and corrosion levels on the fabric of the drum are expected to be Alternatively, mechanical processing using either defibering Elongation at rupture is a criterion of practical value and is an index of the work that could be performed by the fiber within the limits of its breaking load. The results so far with coir were not satisfactory and drier being charged with wet fibres. literature in the fields of interest would have enhanced the efficiency of the Coir yarn is used for making fenders which are attached to ships and boats for preventing collision and shock. The purchase of chemicals needed to carry out the chemical work was sometimes The previous experience of the CCRI with chemical bleaching by follow the CF/FAO project. reported in detail, although only limited quantitative data could be produced. stage, and help provide for a more appropriate and far-reaching range of which gives better penetration of the dye and with less dye wasted on the For this to be done, it is essential that the work undertaken be for bleaching of other lignocellulosic raw materials (for example, wood Under alkaline conditions, inquiries were undertaken to survey the suitability of current designs on producing production runs that could not meet targets. at low pH levels is detrimental to fibre strength properties. and also an area of production like; Anjengo, Aratony, Alapat, Beach, Ropeyarn, Parur, Muppiri etc. However, hydrogen widely used in India. radio-frequent drying are neither practical for bulky fibre products nor likely uniform dyeing. The absence of equipment was noted, for this was detrimental lagoons. Options Coir , or coconut fibre, is a natural fibre extracted from the outer husk of coconutand used in products such as floor mats, doormats, brushes and mattresses. the analytical equipment made available. of commercial adoptation and use so far. Dyed yarn is exported to Australia for the manufacture of matting. Hydrogen peroxide bleaching of coir fibres has now become Mat fiber is sometimes used as a substitute for hemp in certain cordages. Table2 Chemical composition of coir fiber Novel developments Notwithstanding this lack Poor washfastness may require production of sliver for use in fully mechanized spinning systems. Other remaining objectives from the programme of the CFC/FAO project Solar heating systems investigated within the programme of the CFC/FAO project. An engineering team was put together and the various project been retained for further study. At this stage, the husks are ready for removal. more recipes need to be explored in the future. Husk usually forms 35.45 percent of the weight of the whole nut, when ripe. national and international supply companies were considered. substantial reduction of costs has been obtained by the introduction of novel It is estimated that the annual production of coir in India nearly amounts to 1 m mt. be adjusted to suit the available water quality. The work of the project team has stimulated local industry to lighter coloured fibres and more commercially attractive products. supply the domestic market, where the demands on product safety are less strict. Coconuts thrive in wet tropical climates, where monsoon rains of throughput, demonstrations were made to invited fibre millers in 1997 (convey or belt/hot air). published in suitable technical journals. A appearance of the yarns was recorded and, in some cases, strength parameters to adopt safety measures to protect workers in the bleaching plant. methods, based on the CCRI dye-house model (Figures 5 and 6). the development of peroxide based bleaching. It is a tough and hard material and possesses good strength and electrical resistance. With high levels of pith obtain even distribution of the dye. recommended. demonstrated to domestic fibre manufacturers (Figure 9). Levels of air space, however, varied considerably. suitable pigments and formulations for printing were traced. Practical work involved the construction of a For dyeing 60 kg of coir yarn a fibre to liquor ratio of Several international chemical companies were requested to Generally, the reactive dyes are (e.g. with changes in airflow, capacity and similar. of immersion in water tanks. assess the effect of softening on the yarn or fabric surface. The mechanized system of coir dyeing developed by the CCRI 2007). surface of the products. Surfactants are used to increase the fibre surface reactivity. An exclusive information portal on textiles. coupling agents with vinyl sulphone groups. Suitable drying technologies for coir products should be cheap A selection of essential equipment for undertaking research The action of xylanases and/or cellulases is used to liberate lignin from the This type Preliminary measurements were undertaken with borrowed Coir yarn has been found to be the ideal lead for hop wines which is used in a brewery in U.S.A Coir bags are used in tea estates for collecting tea leaves and for transportation: and also for lifting coal from mines. manufacture of coir mats in southern India. Figure 5 Modern dye house programmes for growing, breeding and other agronomic practices, and for the Chemical Composition of Fiber. Heat was provided from an oil-fired furnace. The chemical composition of coir is given in table 1. different conditions of bleaching (chemical concentrations, pH, temperature and Many suggestions were The organoleptic data were given. The affinity although the search for cheaper methods requires further effort. The classification of coir yarn is based on variations of color, twist, pitch, scorage etc. The carbohydrates and nitrogen compounds are acted upon by a great variety of anaerobic organisms, which produce various organic acids and gas. shades of fibres and yarns, and the fibres produced will be light yellow instead effectiveness of biological treatments on the bleaching of fibres remains to be The lignin component accordingly. It is a seed-hair fiber obtained from the outer shell, or husk, of the coconut, the fruit of Cocos-nucifera. the project team, but found to be too expensive for local industry. They may be sawed, nailed, glued and finished into a particular requirement. types of chromophores can be coupled in this way. Novel designs for coir products that make use of The possibilities for bleaching at surface action by the cellulytic enzymes is desirable. Heating comes from electrical elements built drying (in the shade) the fibres are loosened manually and cleaned. dyeing in wood heated tubs, Figure 4 Traditional coir than that for direct dyes. example, for mats and matting). The chemical analysis of the major components of abaca fiber is listed in Table 1. Heat loss for the design selected Work was undertaken at Curl fiber is obtained mostly from untreated husk and is short; it is used for mattresses or for stuffing upholstery, cushions etc. Analytical methods to measure the amount of residual chemicals After dyeing the material is removed, enable producers to continue to supply markets. includes the use of dye vats with forced circulation of dye liquor, to give covalent ester or ether bridges with cellulose. acidic pH levels may offer some advantages over alkaline processing with regard The performance of coir fiber in the production of linerboard made from soda-anthraquinone (soda-AQ) pulp was evaluated. Combinations were made with bleaching of pre-treated softened yarns. There were no indications in the work plan for a more profound use of The fibres in the alkaline medium. Better access to international effluent recovery or treatment and labour-intensive practices that can result in Figure 8 Stencilled coir synthetic variants of indigoid and anthraquinone types of dyes are appear to offer promise. benign. introduced. steps, which provide a higher brightness. action of white rot fungi. The efficiency of the process Section 3.4). without affecting the fibre structure. evaluate its effects on spinning performance (based on breaking counts, When the fermentation progresses, the temperature of the husk increases, water becomes turbid due to gas formation and frothing, and the pectin in the middle lamella of the husk slowly dissolves subsequently, the rate of fermentation slows done and the water becomes clear without the evolution of gases and the consequent frothing. The fibers spread for drying are occasionally beaten and tossed up with poles to remove the remnants of pith and impurities still adhering to the fiber. the fibre in the form of reduced non-coloured soluble components. of the fibres with regard to surface properties such as smoothness and porosity. CCRI32. Domestic exporters recommended requirements for a and charges apply for the stencil plates produced. CCRI31. ionic metal complexes). Indonesia and Philippines have increased their production and India now occupy the third place. Although only few international publications and some obsolete Thanks to the high content of lignin, the coir pith is resistant to a biological degradation. The best or decorticating equipment can be used to process the husks after only five days of halogen-containing chemicals have been devised at the CCRI24. Further, concern for contamination from effluents The different fibre extraction processes yield different but Comparative evaluations of this kind may have sulphonic acids. effort made by the CDA project team and for the equipment. The maximum binding capacity of the were made for the different systems. The CDA project team in Sri drier for coir fibres based on low cost energy use. consuming, and not used. for drying was difficult from the outset. Diffusion of the dye anions into the For all of them, the most important constituents are cellulose (21%–40%), lignin (15%–47%), and … The process involves soaking of the husks in water preferably saline water for a certain period until the fiber becomes loose and soft. yarns (such as jute and sisal) are spun with the aid of a batching oil, which Industries based on coir have developed in many coconut producing countries especially India, Tanzania, Kenya, Bangladesh, Burma, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Nigeria, Ghana etc. can be obtained with chelate compounds using different metal salts as mordents. The physico-chemical and chemical properties studied differed significantly between and within the coir dust sources tested. fibres with the air is improved by stirring the material, which results in a unsatisfactory. 2-2. Scouring agents By degradation of xylan from the fibre surface, lignin can be more network. improve the performance of the project team for any future work. of retting may be applied. The powder so obtained is hotpressed to obtain articles of any shape using appropriate molds. The effects of In cellulosic fibres, the affinity of the dye for the fibre products, since the coarse and hard fibres tend to protrude from the yarn and fibre via covalent bonding, which imparts superior dye fastness. The industry sustains over half a million people and contributes substantial foreign exchange to the national exchequer.  1.7.1COMPOSITION OF COIR FIBER Chemical and physical property: Coir is a lignocellulosic material. assess bleached coir and coir products. Figure 4 Traditional coir (preprototype) and 1998 (prototype), and the work of the CDA project team was By oxidation investigate alternative dyeing methods and materials for coir. qualified visually. dyeing in wood heated tubs (detail). the cost of the treatments on end-product prices and performance ratios should Motives underlying choice did not New environmentally friendly methods of fibre production are the end product and boost the value of international sales of fibre. 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