Sieving ( Long length fibers)
Coco peat coming from the washing and drying yards contains long length fibers( Fiber length greater than 1 cm ) in it. The long length fibers increases the air porosity in the coco peat. But some horticultural applications demand the coco peat to be free from the long length fibers ,which hinder the development of the root system. It can be sieved to the following variants :
Coco peat blocks are compressed to reduce transportation cost. Loose coco peat occupies more space. The compression machine are of different types. we own 5 kg machine and a 650 gram machine.
The 5 kg machine compresses the coco peat into blocks of dimension 30 cm X 30 cm X 13 cm.
The compression ratio is 5:1
The 650 gram machine compresses the coco peat into blocks of dimension 20 cm X 10 cm X 5 cm.
The compression ratio is 8:1 . If there is too much moisture in the loose coco peat, the blocks will be sticking to each other. Using a moisture meter(shown in the picture), the moisture in the loose coco peat is verified to be less than 15 %
MANUFACTURERS AND EXPORTERS OF COCO PEAT