Kapok natural fiber
evaluation samples and for small productions
Kapok is a material made out hollowed cellulose fibers, it has a silky touch and it is very light.
The fiber is harvested from the seed pods of the Ceiba trees that grows in Asia, in tropical and semi-tropical areas below 300 meters on the sea level on porous soil of volcanic origin.
The lightness of the fibers of Kapok (eight times lighter than cotton) and the hollowed structure have made Kapok the perfect material for safety gears as floating life jackets. Kapok can support up to 30 times its weight and over 30 days it loses only 10% of the ability to float.
Kapok, thanks to its hollow fibers, is a very good insulator, it is odourless, non-toxic and non-allergenic.
The best applications for Kapok are in paddings, both as non-woven waddings or loose fibres.