Why Corn Cob?

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Corn cobs in a pile

Corn cob is a highly absorbent, biodegradable, renewable material that can be used for a wide variety of applications and industries. Processed corn cob is inert and nearly odorless, with little to no negative impact on plants, animals, or the environment. With its ability to quickly absorb active ingredients, corn cob can be used as a carrier to safely dilute active ingredients and enable uniform application or dosing, or a superior substrate alternative for mushroom growers. Corn cobs are mostly cellulose, and are also an excellent feed additive for cattle.

Corn cobs are composed of 47% Oxygen, 44% Carbon, 7% Hydrogen, less than .5% Nitrogen and the balance is trace elements.  Due to their composition, corn cobs are shelf-stable for long periods of time, resist high humidity, free of oils, chemicals, and other additives. Corn cobs come in shades of white and red, and contain cellulose and starches – no proteins or carbohydrates, making it an inert material for a wide variety of uses.

Cob breakdown with labels
Super Absorbency

Corn cobs can be used for spill cleanup of oil, grease, coolants, and most viscous fluids. Corn cobs are extremely more effective than clay, requiring 1/3 less material with over 2-times the absorbing capacity. The greater fluid holding capacity, higher BTU value, and low ash content also make corn cobs ideal for incinerator, wastewater, and water mitigation use.

Ideal Carrier

Inert corn cob particles are an excellent choice for a carrier in lawn care products, pharmaceuticals, insecticides, and animal feed additives. Corn cob can be ground into various grit and flour particle sizes with consistent bulk density, particle size distribution, and flow ability characteristics, to meet virtually any specification.

Soft Abrasive

Corn cob can also be used as a soft abrasive for specialized cleaning or deburring applications. Less abrasive than sand, 100% biodegradable and silica-free, corn cob can be used to clean log homes, concrete, facility interiors/exteriors, and equipment. Corn cob can also be utilized in blast cabinets, tumbling, and vibratory machines to polish metal parts for automobiles, laboratory equipment, and specialty component manufacturers.

All Natural

Fully biodegradable, corn cob particles are all natural.  A by-product of the seed corn industry, Best Cob corn cob is produced in an earth-friendly, “Green Safe” processing plant, and uses only seed corn cobs that are dye and additive free.  No animal based additives or raw materials are used.