National Third prize winner


Sustainable manufacturing of coconut waste to 100% bio MDF fibre boards


The manufacturing of wooden furniture products involves a lot of deforestation and chemical products. Additionally, coconut waste (i.e. coconut husks) occupy huge areas in Asia and are therefore burnt or left to rot which subsequently leads to pollution. Together these form the input for CoirWood its proposed sustainable business idea.

Instead of burning or leaving these husks, CoirWood aims to manufacture 100% bio based fibre boards which will serve as a substitute for the wooden medium density fibre (MDF) boards. The fibre boards are fire- and water resistant and even more stronger than the MDF boards. Recalling that no water, chemicals or byproduct are involved making these fibre boards, makes them the perfect sustainable replacement for the unsustainable wooden MDF boards.

Quick facts

  • 2018 Participant
    Year of participation
  • Sustainable Production Systems
  • The Netherlands

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  • Sachithanandha Sundaram Shanmugasundaram; Manufacturing & Supply Chain. Mel Valies; Technical And Process Aspects. Anurag Bhambhani; Product R&D And Branding. Simon Begeer; Financial And Policy.

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