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How to Use our Kapok Fiber Filters

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Introduction to Kapok Fiber & Kapok Fiber Filters

The Kapok Tree Ceiba pentandra is a tropical tree of the order Malvales and the family Malvaceae. A giant in the rainforests, the Kapok tree can reach up to 200 feet in height, sometimes growing as much as 13 feet per year. They have large seed pods filled with a fibrous material similar to cotton but lighter and fluffier. The fiber is naturally hypoallergenic. Interestingly, to the Mayan people, the tree is a sacred symbol.

One of the largest Kapok Trees in the world, located in Lal Bagh Gardens in Bangalore, India
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Kapok Tree Seed Pods and Fiber

Typical analyses indicate that the Kapok fibers comprise 64% cellulose, 13% lignin, and 23% pentosan. Besides these constituents, they also contain wax cutin on the fiber surface which makes them water repellent notwithstanding they are preponderantly composed of cellulose.

  • The fibers of the fruits are air-dried and not treated with chemicals.
  • Kapok is a natural fiber that is completely biodegradable.
  • The natural bitter constituents of the Kapok fiber are anti-bacterial and anti-microbial thereforeMoths, mites and other microorganisms cannot infest it.

How to Add the Kapok Fiber to the Bamboo Tip

You will notice the size of each bamboo tip is different which means mass-producing a filter is a challenge. By using the Kapok Fiber you can easily pack some into the bottom of each tip. Adding the fiber yourself gives you the ability to customize the amount of pull to your preference. Follow the steps below. A few times and you should have your own method. Whatever works! There might be a short learning curve but you’ll get it.

Kapok Fiber Filters

Simple Steps to Properly Add the filter

  1. Pull a small amount of fiber out of the bag. The fiber is very fluffy and light. Im 100 percent sure the first time you will have fibers blowing around lol ….no worries….they are perfectly safe and as mentioned before Hypoallergenic.
  2. Roll the fiber into a small ball but not too tight. You want there to be good air-flow. You can use the bamboo poking tool to push the fiber into the bottom of the tip.
  3. At this point I usually spin the bottom of the tip on my finger to spin the fiber that is sticking out to become flush with the bottom edge of the tips.*CAUTION -> PLEASE NOTE : -> You may feel the fiber being sucked out of the tip when you take a drag. This means you should add more fiber. Just remove the fiber with the poking tool and fluff it up a bit and then add some more. Then Refer to Step 2.

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