Coir fibres as a partial substitute material for gypsum-based and fibre cement-based ceiling tiles a review

The construction sector is one of the largest exploiters of non-renewable resources which also can be a major obstacle to achieve a sustainable environment. Eco-friendly, renewable, large quantities of coir fibre left over from coconut processing are disposed in vain. Since coir fibres are used as reinforcement in concrete, many researchers have attempted to make ceiling tiles using coir fibres to improve the desired properties of the ceiling. This review presents the potential applicability of coir fibers for gypsum-based ceiling tiles and fiber-cement-based ceilings used in almost every type of building.