Shell Powder

Coconut shell powder is manufactured from matured coconut shells. The manufacture of coconut shell powder is not an organized industry in India. The product finds extensive use in plywood and laminated board industry as a phenolic extruder and as a filler in synthetic resin glues, mosquito coils and agarbathis. Coconut shell powder is preferred to other alternate materials available in the market such as bark powder, furfurol and peanut shell powder because of its uniformity in quality and chemical composition, better properties in respect of water absorption and resistance to fungal attack. The product is manufactured in sizes ranging from 80-200 mesh. Keeping in view of the vast industrial uses, the demand for coconut shell powder appears to be promising.

  • SPECIFICATION OF COCONUT SHELL POWDER

Appearance

Clear light brown free flowing powder

Moisture

10 per cent max.

Apparent density

0.6 to 0.7 g/cc

Ash content

1.5 max.

Sieve analysis - BS sieve

Retained on 200 mesh shall not exceed 0.1%