Profile Products, the manufacturer of HydraFiber engineered fiber substrate, is partnering with FibreDust, a supplier of coconut coir production, to provide growers and blenders with a preblended mix option that combines the benefits of coir and engineered fibers into one ready-to-use block. FibreDust HydraFiber Blocks offer 80 cubic feet of compressed material per pallet, providing operational efficiencies and superior performance for plant growth.
“This sustainable combination of coir and HydraFiber in one product will be a gamechanger for growers and blenders by eliminating the challenge of trying to separately source and blend the materials onsite,” said Jennifer Neujahr, director of business development for HydraFiber. “Growers will be able to easily reap the benefits of both raw materials in a convenient, all-in-one, high-yield product.”
The blocks can be used as a stand-alone material with an amendment added onsite or incorporated with other substrate materials. By combining coir and engineered fiber into one product, the FibreDust HydraFiber Blocks offer several benefits. Firstly EC is about half of the conventional coir. Besides, Potassium is 65% lower than 100% coir.
Sodium is one-third that of 100% coir. The lower salt content compared to 100% coir, leads to less need to buffer with calcium nitrate.
The blocks arrive compressed for more efficient delivery and yield more material per container than just a 100% coir product. These blocks can be processed in the same way a customer currently processes their coir product and do not require specialized HydraFiber processing equipment.