Ceiba pentandra is the Binomial name for Kapuk Tree. The tree is cultivated for the seed Fibre, which is also known as Java Cotton, Java Kapok and Silk Cotton.
As a natural fibre, it has advantageous characteristics, such as:
- Anti-bacterial and anti-microbial properties
- Moisture resistance
- Water resistance
- Weight bearing capacity
As a result, Kapok Fibre is widely used in bedding and upholstery industries as filling material for pillow bolster, cushion, stuffed toys and for insulation. It can also be used for apparel manufacturing.
Kapok Fibre is not treated with chemicals and, thus, the fibres are biodegradable and environmentally friendly. Therefore, it suits the purpose of saving the EARTH.