Tuesday, February 22, 2022

[ Coir Research in Kerala?]

Welcome to the Official Web Site of
National Coir Research & Management Institute (NCRMI)
NCRMI an organization spearheading various R&D projects in the traditional segment of Coir was established in 1994, under the name C-DOCT to cater the varied needs of coir sector of Kerala. 
It is registered under the Travancore-Cochin Literary Scientific and Charitable Societies Act 1956. NCRMI have been conducting studies for the development of new coir technologies in collaboration with similar research organizations across the country and even at the International level.
Later in 2003, 
Govt. decided to elevate C-DOCT to the standard of the national institute viz. “National Coir Research & Management Institute (NCRMI)” to facilitate comprehensive research on coconut fibre and allied products. This Institute would eventually become a centre of excellence for R&D, consultancy and knowledge propagation on coir sector. 

The organization is controlled by the Governing body consisting of 21 members who are eminent personalities with proven track record in relevant field of R&D, Industry, Academic etc. 
The chairman of the Governing body is the Honourable Minister for Finance and Coir. Besides the Governing body, the State Level R& D advisory Committee of NCRMI engaged in conceiving, formulating and implementing different projects in the respective field. 
Both the above committees have successfully implemented various projects eventually benefiting this traditional sector.


“Ensuring an appropriate place for the golden fiber and the stakeholders of the sector in all walks of life, 
And to constantly pursue innovations and improvements in coconut fiber and coconut fiber related products through continuous research, education, training and extensive application”.


To act as a nodal agency for coordinating the technological, commercial and academic developments in the entire gamut of activities related to the coconut fiber sector in Kerala and emerge as a Center of Excellence, for R&D, Industrial consulting and Knowledge dissemination, Globally”. 
So what have they done:
 Defibering  Machine Developed by NCRMI - "Wonder Machine"

Thiruvananthapuram - 695 043,
has designed and developed a machine to extract the fibres from coconut husks.  Basically this machine comprises of a Rotor Unit operating inside a horizontal, cylindrical Shell.  The whole system is supported on a steel chassis frame. 

The Rotor Unit is designed to receive the motive power from an electric motor or an internal combustion engine.  The NCRMI Fibre Extraction Machine has an input hopper fitted to the Shell, where the fresh husks are fed. 

The specially designed rotor, fitted with appropriately contoured tynes, delivers repeated impacts to the husks by hurtling them against a geometrically designed cage. 
This action separates the Fibres and the Pith from the Husks. 

The profile and the orientation of the Tynes create a combined rotational and axial air current, which carries the full‑length Fibres towards the exit‑end; the Pith and the Baby Fibres are expelled through the ports provided at the bottom surface of the Shell.  The exit‑end of the Shell carries the Outlet.  The Outlet is of a singular section‑profile, which is a geometric combination of a helical chute and a tubular port.  The machine has certain distinctive and innovative features that are conceived, designed and engineered for a high‑quality yield, an enhanced overall productivity and energy efficiency.


  1. Flexible coupling of Rotor with the Motor shaft
  2. Profiled Inlet that ensures

    2.1. Safe feeding of husk
    2.2. Ergonomic stance of the operator
    2.3. Smooth sliding of husk into the machine shell
    2.4. Maximum momentum to husks

  3.  Horizontally split Cage, with a user-friendly, removable top shell
  4. A totally enclosed configuration of the Shell provides channelled output of Long Fibres, regulated outflow of pith & baby‑fibres, and generally a cleaner environment
  5. Balanced rotating elements result in vibration‑free operation, and foundation‑free placement of the machine on the production shop floor.




Can we call this Research by the Govenament appointed group?