Source: Fort Mill Times
Rubber-Cal Inc. is adding over 100 new residential doormats to their already-large selection of home and commercial entrance mats. These printed coir mats are hand-made from 100% natural coconut fiber, and are perfectly suited to join the company’s vast line of eco-friendly products. Being constructed from natural materials, coir or cocomats are designed to perform in outdoor weather conditions. Since most rubber plantations in South East Asia are located side to side with coconut farms, the move to bring coir mats to consumers was a natural and practical decision.

Source: PRWeb
The US demand for activated carbon, including virgin and reactivated products sold by activated carbon suppliers, is expected to grow 11.2% per year to almost 1.3 billion pounds in 2017, with market value reaching almost $1.8 billion. Implementation of the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) will drive most of the growth, as utilities and industrial manufacturers upgrade their coal-fired power plants to comply with the regulations. Compliance with the EPA’s Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts (DBP) Rules, which will be fully implemented by 2015, will lead to healthy gains in water treatment applications. Additionally, rising motor vehicle production, increased pharmaceutical output and improving economic conditions, will drive strong growth in several smaller applications, according to the report “Activated Carbon to 2017."

Source: SME Times
The first thing when we hear about coir comes to our mind is traditional items like mats, baskets and ropes, but it is not the case anymore.

With the changing times and growing charm for eco-friendly products, the golden fibre is finding new applications and is also being preferred in road construction.

Source: Sun Star
THE Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) have conducted a one-day stakeholders' conference aimed to validate the Zamboanga Peninsula 2013 coco-coir industry action plan.

Calgon Carbon Corp.'s net income rose in the first quarter even as revenue declined slightly after the Pittsburgh manufacturer continued to cut costs.

Source: PR Newswire
The U.S. Department of Commerce today announced its preliminary antidumping margins calculated in connection with the fifth annual administrative review of the antidumping duty order on steam activated carbon from the People's Republic of China, noted Kelley Drye & Warren, LLP, counsel to domestic activated carbon manufacturers.  Activated carbon is used in drinking water, wastewater, odor control, and pollution abatement systems.