Enkevs Cocolok is made purely from natural coconut fibres and natural latex.
The fibre is collected from the coconut husk, a resource that is widely available. Coconut palms grow on 10 million of hectares of land throughout the tropics. Only a fraction of the huge quantities of nuts are collected for industrial use. The food industry is the main consumer, and it focuses on the coconut meat, jettisoning the fibres as a waste product. Enkev gives these valuable raw materials a new purpose in life.
Coconut fibre has a very high lignin content so it is very tough. Despite this toughness, it is also elastic. The fibre hardly deteriorates at all over time.
To make the fibre resilient and to make it possible to create very open and ventilating structures, we spin the fibres into ropes.
These ropes are transformed into sheets and then sprayed with natural latex, juice from the rubber tree, to provide structure and elasticity.
The latex that we spray on the coir sheet is inherently hypo-allergenic, anti-microbial and dust-mite-resistant, making it perfect for allergy sufferers. Natural latex is a fully renewable material.
Coir is a product that is naturally adapted to the human body. We feel comfortable in coir, just like we feel comfortable in wool, cotton and horsehair. The difference becomes quite clear when we put on, for example, a shirt made of polyester.
Its open and resilient structure allows Cocolok to create a good micro-climate (which is an advantage with mattresses, furniture, car seats, filters etc). The structure also absorbs sound and certain waves, making the material excellent as a thermal and acoustic insulation product.