|Dimensions||15 × 15 × 60 cm|
120 gr./sq. meter, 180 gr./sq. meter
Kapok natural fiber (250 gr. pack)
6,50€/250 gr. pack (7,93€ with VAT)
Kapok carded – 250 gr. pack evaluation sample (See below for bulk orders)
Kapok is made from hollowed cellulose fibers, which give it a very silky hand and extreme lightness.
Kapok’s fiber is harvested from the seed pods of the Ceiba trees, which grow on very porous and volcanic soil, located in tropical and semi-tropical areas of Asia, below 300 meters on the sea level.
Thanks to its lightness (eight times lighter than cotton) and hollowed structure, Kapok is ideal for safety gear, such as floating life jackets, moreover, Kapok can support up to 30 times its weight and it loses only 10% floating capacity after 30 days.
The hollowness of its fibers makes Kapok also a great insulator, furthermore, this material is odourless, non-toxic and non-allergenic.
One of Kapok best applications is in paddings – both as non-woven waddings or loose fibers.