Coir Yarn

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.

Gathering the coconut husks

Gathering the coconut husks

The husks are separated from the nuts and are retted in lagoons

The husks are separated from the nuts and are retted in lagoons up to ten months. The retted husks are then beaten with wooden mallets manually to produce the golden fiber.

Coir Twine is exported in the form of spools or balls and then packed in the form of ballots.

Packing coir bales

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.

Manually spinning coir twine

Manually spinning coir yarn

Coir Yarn is manufactured either with white or brown fiber and is manually spun.

Coir production

Coir yarn is exported in bundles.

Uses

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.

Hop Twine

$6.00 per bundle

1 bundle = 10 strings X 20 feet per string = 200 feet total

Make stringing up your hop vines easy.

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