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Product Grades

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Product Grades


     From 2013, we are identifying products based on the following codes which represent the grade of the products we manufacture. The grades may indicate quality, but is primarily meant to identify the type of product, its application and its ingredients. The grade code is not the batch number. The grade code is a general id for the product while the batch number helps us to identify type of product, place of manufacture and time of manufacture of the product. Together the grade code and batch number helps us to identify the exact product supplied to buyers.

     The following are the basic grade codes for different products manufactured by us. The product grade code is constructed from the basic grade code according to the ingredient of the product. Here cocopeat is represented by the word Aged Coir Compost which is the term we use in most trade.
 

Triple Screened Coco Peat

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AAA++ / AAA+ / AAA
Coco Peat AAA grade
 
Code Name Type Details
AAA++ Coir Compost / Coco Peat / Coir Dust / Coir Pith Triple Sieved, Washed and Buffered 1-8 mm / Very low Sodium. Expensive product. Usually preferred by hydroponics hobbyists in small quantities and for research purposes.
AAA+ Coir Compost / Coco Peat / Coir Dust / Coir Pith Triple Sieved and Washed 1-8 mm / Low Sodium. Moderately expensive. Usually preferred for tissue culture and vertical gardening purposes where high drainage is desired.
AAA Coir Compost / Coco Peat / Coir Dust / Coir Pith Triple Sieved and Unwashed 1-8 mm / High Sodium. Slightly expensive. Usually preferred for tissue culture or germination purposes where high drainage is desired. Washing may be carried out at user's end or may be used for high EC tolerant plants.
 

Double Screened Coco Peat

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AA++ / AA+ / AA
Coco Peat AA grade
 
Code Name Type Details
AA++ Coir Compost / Coco Peat / Coir Dust / Coir Pith Double Sieved, Washed and Buffered 0-8 mm. Very low Sodium. Moderately expensive. Preferred for large scale polyhouse cultivation of plants where salinity affects yield. It is the recommended product when grower wants to have better control over nutrient availability to plants.
AA+ Coir Compost / Coco Peat / Coir Dust / Coir Pith Double Sieved and Washed 0-8 mm. Low Sodium. Low drainage. Slightly expensive. Preferred for germination applications and also for tissue culture. Preferred when added fertilizers should not leach out during drainage.
AA Coir Compost / Coco Peat / Coir Dust / Coir Pith Double Sieved and Unwashed 0-8 mm. High Sodium. Slightly expensive. Preferred for tissue culture and germination applications when washing can be done at user's end to reduce costs.
 

Single Screened Coco Peat

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A++ / A+ / A
Coco Peat A grade
 
Code Name Type Details
A++ Coir Compost / Coco Peat / Coir Dust / Coir Pith Single Sieved, Washed and Buffered 0-8 mm. Very low Sodium. Fiber present. Moderately expensive. Moderate drainage. Used for growing salinity sensitive plants in greenhouse.
A+ Coir Compost / Coco Peat / Coir Dust / Coir Pith Single Sieved and Washed 0-8 mm. Low Sodium. Reasonably priced. Most popular product for large scale horticultural applications.
A Coir Compost / Coco Peat / Coir Dust / Coir Pith Single Sieved and Unwashed 0-8 mm. High Sodium. Least expensive. Most popular product for large scale landscaping and mulching applications.
 

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    Where the mesh size is to be mentioned in mm the code may be written like AAA(1-4)++ which means triple sieved, Particle size between 1 and 4 mm and washed and buffered.  
 

Bio-active Agents

 

Appearance:


B+ / B / B-
Bio Active Agents
 
Code Name Type Details
B+ Bio-active Agents Added Contains added Bio-active agents such as Trichoderma, Pseudomonas etc.
B Bio-active Agents Natural Bio agents not added, but may contain naturally occurring beneficial microbes
B- Bio-active Agents Sterilized Sterilized Product
 

Coconut Husk Chips - Mixed Size

 

Appearance:


C+ / C
Coconut Husk Chips Mixed Size
 
Code Name Type Details
C+ / C0+ Coir Husk / Coco Husk / Coconut Husk Chips Mixed Size, Washed 0"-1.5". Used for aeration of cocopeat
C / C0 Coir Husk / Coco Husk / Coconut Husk Chips Mixed Size, Unwashed 0"-1.5". Used primarily for mulching.
 

Coconut Husk Chips - Large Size

 

Appearance:


C1+ / C1
Coconut Husk Chips Large Size
 
Code Name Type Details
C1+ Coir Husk / Coco Husk / Coconut Husk Chips Large Size, Washed 0.75" - 1.5". Used for aeration of cocopeat for anthuriums
C1 / S Coir Husk / Coco Husk / Coconut Husk Chips Large Size, Unwashed 0.75" - 1.5". Used for decorative mulching.
 

Coconut Husk Chips - Medium Size

 

Appearance:


C2+ / C2
Coconut Husk Chips Medium Size
 
Code Name Type Details
C2+ Coir Husk / Coco Husk / Coconut Husk Chips Medium Size, Washed 0.5" - 1". Used for growing orchids / air plants
C2 / SS Coir Husk / Coco Husk / Coconut Husk Chips Medium Size, Unwashed 0.5" - 1". Used for decorative mulching.
 

Coconut Husk Chips - Small Size

 

Appearance:


C3+ / C3
Coconut Husk Chips Small Size
 
Code Name Type Details
C3+ Coir Husk / Coco Husk / Coconut Husk Chips Small Size, Washed 0.25" - 0.5". Used for growing small orchids / exotics that prefer high drainage
C3 / SSS Coir Husk / Coco Husk / Coconut Husk Chips Small Size, Unwashed 0.25" - 0.5". Used for aeration of potting mix.
 

Crushed Husk Particles

 

Appearance:


C4+ / C4
Crushed Husk
 
Code Name Type Details
C4+ Coir Husk / Coco Husk / Coconut Husk Chips Crushed Husk Particles, Washed 0" - 0.5". For aeration of cocopeat and germination of seedlings requiring high drainage
C4 / SSSS Coir Husk / Coco Husk / Coconut Husk Chips Crushed Husk Particles, Unwashed 0" - 0.5". Used for aeration of potting mix and soil. Low cost alternative to perlite and cut fiber
 

Cut Fiber

 

Appearance:


C5
Cut Fiber
 
Code Name Type Details
C5 Cut Fiber Shredded Cut Fiber For hydroseeding applications
 

Short Fiber

 

Appearance:


C6
Short Fiber
 
Code Name Type Details
C6 Short Fiber and Baby Fiber Coir fiber waste Very low cost product. Used in large scale cushioning applications, highway concrete curing applications and for increasing aeration in cocopeat.
 

Decomposed Coir Dust

 

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D
Decomposed Coir Dust
 
Code Name Type Details
D Decomposed Coir Dust Aged or Digested Coir Dust or cocopeat that is aged for more than two years or coir dust that has been rapidly decomposed by addition of fungal culture.
 

Extraneous Additives

 

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E
Extraneous additives
 
Code Name Type Details
E Extraneous additives Organic or Inorganic additives Any additives of non coir origin like manure, minerals, chemicals, neem etc. but does not include microbial cultures.
 

Coir Fines

 

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F
Coir Fines
 
Code Name Type Details
F Coir Fines Washed or Unwashed Used for creating boggy conditions in cocopeat (for eg. to grow carnivorous plants or for germination of fine seeds). Increases water retention in cocopeat.
 

General Accessories

 

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G
General Accessories
 
Code Name Type Details
G General Accessories Coir or Other Products Accessories such as coir liners, seedling trays, growing bags, troughs, shade nets, plastic sheets, supports, tools etc. that come along with the product.


     The above grade codes can be used to construct the product grade code that you see on our quotations and packaging. From the ingredients one can easily find out the product grade code and the product grade code can be used to get a fairly good idea as to what materials have gone into the product.

     For example, Washed, Single Sieved Aged coir compost with added fibre would be A+C6 and Coir based organic manure would be B+DE or BDE.

 

Coir based organic manure - Grade B+DE


     This coding method only applies to products of Williams Enterprises. If you have any doubts regarding this coding method, please do contact us and we will clarify the same.

 

 

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