Kapok is the most used common name for the tree and may also refer to the cotton-like fluff obtained from its seed pods. The tree is cultivated for the seed fibre, particularly in south-east Asia, and is also known as the Java cotton, Java kapok, silk-cotton or ceiba. Kapok fibres on their own are not suitable for spinning into yarn, as they are too smooth, slippery and brittle
As a natural fibre, it has many advantageous characteristics. Some of them being -
2. Chemical free
3. Anti-bacterial and anti-microbial properties
5. Light weight
6. Quick dry
9. Moisture resistant
10. Weight bearing capacity
13. Sound Absorbent
Due to its unique qualities kapok finds use in bedding and upholstery industries as filling material for pillow bolster, cushion, mattresses, stuffed toy, in the production of life-saving defence equipment, apparel and in the construction of thermally insulated and soundproof covers and walls.
We at GVI, ensure that the kapok procured is best fit for the purpose intended.
Kapok fiber is the lightest fiber in the world, 8 times lighter than cotton fiber. It is covered with a thin layer of wax that contains a substance that prevents insects and other pests from attacking the kapok tree and fruit. Therefore no mites can thrive in the kapok!