Kapok tree, also known as ceiba tree, is deciduous tree that belongs to the mallow family. It originates from Central and South America, but it can be found in West Africa and Southeast Asia today. Kapok tree grows in tropical rainforests. Thanks to large number of seeds equipped with fine, silky fibers, kapok tree easily conquers new (especially deforested) areas. People cultivate kapok tree mostly as a source of fine fibers and wood.
Kapok is safe, cruelty-free, biodegradable, hypoallergenic, odor-free, uniform in density, moldable, and supportive. Kapok is a gigantic 200-foot tree forming the canopy of many tropical forests. Common throughout the tropics, great kapok trees can grow a whopping 13 feet a year.
Kapok fiber is harvested from the seed pods that fall from the tree. The renewable material is softer and lighter than down
Advantages of Natural Kapok Fiber
- Kapok is safe. It’s free of the potentially toxic materials in many foam pillows.
- Kapok is cruelty-free and renewable. While collecting down feathers can be problematic, kapok is harvested from seed pods, so it is a renewable resource that doesn’t come at the cost of trees or animals.
- Kapok is a compostable and biodegradable resource that reduces waste.
- Kapok is generally considered hypoallergenic.
- Kapok has no discernable odor.
- Kapok has a buoyant, uniform density and, when compressed, tends to spring back into its original shape.
- Kapok is moldable and offers great support
Safimex supplies 100% natural kapok fiber for export with good price. Please feel free to contact us for more details of our natural kapok fiber.