Coconut Shell Flour

Description:

Coconut Shell Flour is made from the most versatile part of the coconut – the shell which is organic in nature. Since it has good durability characteristics, high toughness and abrasion resistant properties, it is suitable for long standing use. The shell is similar to hard woods in chemical composition though lignin content is higher and cellulose content is lower.

To manufacture coconut shell flour, the shells of fully matured nuts are first cleaned of the adhering pithy matter and broken down into small pieces. These pieces are then subjected to repeat grinding in grinding mills and the ground mass, after passing through cyclones and vibratory sieves fitted with phosphor-bronze mesh, are finally drawn out in different mesh sizes.

Chemical Name:  Liliopsida, Arecidae, Arecales, Palmae, Coconut shell flour

Chemical Formula:  Organic

Shelf Life: Product should have a shelf life of two (2) years from the date of production if stored under ideal storage conditions (low moisture storage area) in the original sealed bag. Store on pallets in odor-free and dry area  (low moisture), out of direct heat or sunlight and away from walls.

 

 

Physical Properties:

Coconut Shell Flour / Coconut Shell Powder Standard Grades:

  1. 50 x 200 mesh (BSS)
  2. 80 x 300 mesh
  3. 100 mesh x down (coarse)
  4. 200 mesh x down (fine)
  5. 325 mesh by down (extra-fine)
  6. 600 mesh x down (super-fine)
  7. Granulations to your specification considered

Typical Applications:

  1. Coconut shell flour is extensively used as a compound filler for synthetic resin glues
  2. As a filler and extender for phenolic moulding powders.
  3. Used successfully with specialized surface finishing liquid products (as an absorbent), mastic adhesives, resin casting and and bituminous products.
  4. Used in heavy duty hand cleaner pastes as a mild abrasive.
  5. It can give a smooth and lustrous finish to molded articles, and also improves their resistance to moisture and heat.
  6. In a Granular form it is used as a Lost Circulation Material in Oil Well Drilling.
  7. Used as a mild abrasive in shot blasting of delicate objects and of historic buildings.
  8. In Asia, it is widely used for the manufacture of insect repellent in the form of mosquito coils.

Specifications:

pH 5.0 – 7.0
Apparent Density (g/cc)  0.6 to 0.7
Family Arecaceae
Ash Content 1.5% max.
Scientific Name cocos nucifera
Ash 3.0% max.
Mohs Hardness @20°C 3 – 4
Color clear light brown
Moisture Content 12.0% max.
Appearance free flowing powder