Production process

Committed to Industry Best Practices – How we make our Charcoal Briquettes

We are serious about the quality of our coconut shell charcoal briquettes and utilize the strictest quality control measures at all stages of production, from shell selection to final packaging of the briquettes. We can produce up to 300 tons per month of high quality briquettes.


Coconut Shell Selection and Cleaning

We work with dozens of suppliers and farmers who transport high quality coconut shell directly to our production centers around Indonesia. We only use coconut shells from fully mature and fresh coconuts to ensure improved yields and quality during charcoal production. The coconut shells are then manually inspected and cleaned before carbonization. We always make sure to store our coconut shells under dry conditions.

Charcoal Production

We believe the charcoal used in briquettes is the most important factor determining quality of the final product. We produce our own raw charcoal from carefully selected coconut shells. Our production process results in charcoal with a high fixed carbon content and low volatile matter and ash content. Volatile matter which results in more smoke and odors during briquette lighting are driven out during our carbonization process. We do not use water to cool down the charcoal and let it naturally cool over several hours. Thus we ensure using only high quality charcoal in the production of our briquettes.

We also work with a select group of suppliers from whom we source very high quality coconut shell charcoal with our desired fixed carbon and ash characteristics.


Charcoal Crushing, Sieving and Mixing

After carbonization, the coconut shell charcoal is crushed and then thoroughly sieved to remove excess ash. Thus we are able to maintain ash content in the briquettes below 2.5%. After this the charcoal is powdered to a fine consistency. This powder is then mixed in an industrial mixer with approximately 4% of a natural, eco-friendly binder such as tapioca starch, until the charcoal powder is all uniformly coated. The binder allows the charcoal powder to stay intact during pressing and briquette production.

We do not mix any other substances or chemicals such as wood charcoal, nitrates, sawdust, borax, lime etc. These additives are commonly added by some briquette manufacturers as filler to reduce production cost or to achieve some desired characteristic such as faster lighting times (which usually results in shorter total burn time). Our briquettes are 100% natural and do not release any harmful smoke or odors during burning. Shisha smokers and grillers can rest assured!


Coconut Shell Briquette Pressing and Forming

The mixture of coconut shell charcoal powder and binder is fed into a briquette pressing machine and then manually sliced to produce individual briquettes in the desired shape. Popular briquette shapes for shisha/hookah are 25mm or 26 mm cubes and 20x50mm or 20x35mm hexagonal. For barbecue, briquettes are usually made in hexagonal shapes with hollow centers. We pay strict attention to ensure individual briquettes are uniformly and neatly shaped with straight and smooth edges and faces.



Drying and Packaging

After briquetting, the individual briquettes are dried until the moisture level is below 5%. The lower moisture level allows for quicker lighting and full combustion of the briquettes. We use industrial ovens,  drying at up to 80 degrees Celsius to ensure the briquettes are fully dried before packaging. Strict monitoring of the drying process ensures no cracks form inside the briquettes. After drying, the briquettes are cooled down to room temperature before packaging.

We pack our coconut shell charcoal briquettes according to customer requirements. 1 kg of briquettes may be clear plastic wrapped and several 1 kg packages inserted in master carton boxes (of 20kg, 30kg etc. weight) before being stuffed in shipping containers. We can also print individual color carton boxes with inner plastic lining to fit 1kg, 3kg or any desired weight of briquettes. These printed color boxes are then placed in master carton boxes which are stuffed in the shipping containers.

Please contact us to inquire about pricing and other details.

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