In both the Netherlands and India, Dutch Plantin produces high-quality, uniform and stable cocopeat products. In the Netherlands, largely buffered, and in India, mostly washed or (pure natural) unwashed coir products, depending upon the needs of the client. By being in compliance with international rules and following our own quality management structure, we can ensure good quality and a production structure from source to final product.
Initially, producers used the pure cocopeat in an untreated state as a substrate. It was used for the cultivation of roses and tomatoes, or mixed into composts. It soon became apparent that the coir did not deliver enough calcium to the plants this way. That was due to ‘calcium fixation’.
For many years, the coconut has been renowned for its flesh and milk. However, the shells from coconuts are also used for many different products. Did you know the coconut is also used in food products, as well as cosmetics such as shampoos? Other coconut products include mats and seat stuffing made from coconut fibres. Where does coconut come from and how sustainable is it?