Today, coconut husk is now an additional source of income for the farmers. In the past, the farmers just leave the coconut husk in their farms or just burn it. In order to help alleviate the living condition of the farmers so they could live a relatively comfortable life within the context of the local area, meaning-having a decent house, a generous amount of food, health care, and education for their children, and some disposable income, Royce Food set-up it coconut coir factory to process these waste products into exportable coconut fiber.
Coconut husks are made of bristle fiber (10%), mattress fiber (20%) and coir dust and wastes (70%). The stable supply of the coconut fiber makes it good material for making brushes, doormats, carpets, ropes, yarn fishing nets, and mattresses.
Coconut Peat has a high lignin and cellulose content and a carbon-nitrogen ratio of 104: 1. It also has a very high water holding capacity of 5 to 6 times its weight. It should be noted that Coconut Peat is very stable because of the presence of high percentage of lignin. The peat left to itself takes decades to decompose. Composted peat is used along with organic supplements in crop fields, also in horticulture and floriculture. It is also used as a rooting and growing medium for certain ornamental flowering plants. Decomposed coconut peat is also used as hydroponics systems for growing roses and vegetables under controlled conditions. Coconut peat in sterilized condition is used in mushroom cultivation and floriculture. It is also used as an alternative for Peat Moss'