Water repellent by nature
Kapok fibers are water-repellent due to the natural wax coating. Mother Nature coated Kapok fibers with a thin layer of wax thus making it hydrophobic – it almost does not absorb water. In addition, the large, air-filled lumen ensures that the kapok fibers have a low density and good buoyancy. Even after extended immersion in water, buoyancy declines only slightly. Since Kapok hairs are not wettable and incredibly buoyant are thus used for filling life jackets and life belts. Lightweight, hydrophobic, incredibly buoyant – one simple Kapok fiber is full of many amazing active properties! A jewel made in the Land of Kapok.