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New tech to utilise coir fibre waste with latex

25 November 2011

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:Disposal of harmful coir fibre waste produced by industrial units that extract and use coir fibre has been a serious environmental issue in the State.

The National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology (NIIST)-Thiruvananthapuram, a constituent laboratory under Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), and Sevashram, an NGO-based in Angamaly, Ernakulam, have shared their expertise to find a solution.

These two would jointly set up a manufacturing facility to produce coir-rubber composite (CRC) pots from coir fibre waste, a spokesman for CSIR-NIIST said here….

Read more: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/industry-and-economy/agri-biz/article2659853.ece

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Written by csirindia

November 27, 2011 at 8:14 am

Posted in NIIST

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