A short tour of the production of commercial grade Hop Twine from Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka enjoys a virtual monopoly in the processing and export of coir fiber as raw material.
Coir yarn is mechanically manufactured using coir fiber with a guide thread in the center. It is mainly used in the hop industry. The twine is exported in the form of spools or balls and then packed in the form of bales. Strings (pieces) form in the bale as well.
Coir Yarn is manufactured either with white or brown fiber and is manually spun.
Manufacture of mats/matting and carpets, brush mats/matting, netting, geo textiles (for landscaping and on embankments of road construction to prevent soil erosion).
Also used in building construction and as agricultural twine.
Processed Coir Fiber Products
Manufacture of finished products has also been stepped up to a significant level during the last five years. The country's exports comprise both the yarn and finished products such as nets, rope, carpets, matting, brush mats, rugs, wall hanging etc.
$6.00 per bundle
1 bundle = 10 strings X 20 feet per string = 200 feet total
Make stringing up your hop vines easy.