At Eden Products, we understand that finding sustainable and effective materials for your business can be challenging, and that’s why we take pride in offering products that not only excel in performance but are also champions in environmental sustainability. Amongst our range of products is corn cob, which is utilised for various industrial applications. Whether you’re tackling cleaning, polishing, or spill management, our corn cob solutions provide superior results whilst supporting your green initiatives. Here, we explore the multifaceted uses of corn cob products and why they are an excellent choice for various business needs.

The Versatility of Corn Cob Granules

Corn cob granules are derived from the hard part of the corn kernel, which is both absorbent and biodegradable. When the cobs are stripped from their kernels, they undergo a process of grinding and sifting, separating the granules from the lighter parts of the cob, which are then used to make flour. The granules obtained from the heavier parts (the crown) are supplied in world-recognised grades, including GM8 (2.0 – 3.0mm), GM12 (1.5 – 2mm), GM16 (1.1 – 1.5mm), GM20 (0.8 – 1.1mm), GM30 (0.4 – 0.8mm), and GM80 (0.18 – 0.4mm).

Absorbent for Hazardous Waste, Liquids, Grease, and Oils

One of the most critical uses of corn cob granules is their use as an absorbent for hazardous wastes, liquids, grease, and oils. Their high absorbency rate, capable of absorbing up to five times their weight in water, makes them an ideal solution for cleaning up spills in a range of settings. In workshops, factories, or any industrial environments where spills are common, corn cob granules provide an excellent solution for managing leaks and spills. This absorbent property is not only efficient but also environmentally friendly, offering a biodegradable alternative to synthetic materials.

Natural Media for Finishing, Tumbling, and Blasting

Corn cob granules are a preferred medium for non-toxic blasting and polishing. Their natural abrasiveness allows for effective cleaning, polishing, and deburring without causing damage to the underlying material. This makes corn cob an ideal choice for refurbishing delicate components which require precision, such as automotive/aerospace engine parts, electrical assemblies, and historical artefacts.

Carrier for Fertilizers, Insecticides, and Feed Additives

In the agricultural sector, corn cob granules are extensively used as a carrier for animal feed additives, providing a natural method to mix and deliver nutrients effectively. Similarly, in agriculture, these granules are employed for the transport and distribution of fertilisers. Their porous structure allows for the even distribution and slow release of these substances, improving their effectiveness and reducing the need for frequent applications.

Benefits of Using Corn Cob

Renewable and Biodegradable

Corn cob stands out in the sustainability arena because it’s both renewable and completely biodegradable. Unlike synthetic counterparts that can take hundreds of years to decompose, corn cob breaks down naturally and quickly, helping to reduce landfill waste.

Energy Efficient Production

The processing of corn cob into usable industrial products is energy efficient. It utilises the residual cobs from corn grain production, which might otherwise go to waste. This process minimises energy consumption by using existing agricultural outputs, thereby reducing the overall carbon footprint associated with production and transportation.

Economic Advantages

The use of corn cob not only supports environmental sustainability but also offers economic benefits. By utilising this cost-effective by-product, industries can reduce their material costs. Its effectiveness and efficiency can also lead to reduced operational costs in terms of waste management and material handling.

Why Choose Eden Products?

At Eden Products, we are committed to providing our customers with high-quality natural materials. Our corn cob granules are manufactured from European Seed Cob, ensuring a consistent and reliable supply of this versatile product. Understanding the importance of sustainability and efficiency in the industrial sectors, we supply a range of granule sizes to suit various applications, available in 15kg or 20kg poly woven sacks.

For enquiries and more information, please visit our website or reach out directly to our customer service team on 01606 835757 or email info@edenproductsltd.co.uk.

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