Getting Down and Dirty with Cotton Wipes

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There’s a saying that goes “It’s a dirty job, but somebody’s got to do it.” It’s not hard to imagine that whoever said this was thinking of a cotton wipe—or unfortunately in the process of a terrible job where a cotton wipe was being employed. Think about it: from cleaning up horrible messes to wiping the […]

Fiber Expert – The Butterworth Files: Pantyliners

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Our Expert Fiber Man video series features G.A.M. (Tony) Butterworth, who has worked for at least 50 years in nonwoven and absorbent technologies used in consumer, medical, and industrial applications. We often feature Tony in short videos that focus on cotton and its many applications and properties.

By the Numbers: Consumer Incontinence Preferences

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Incontinence is one of those topics that many people would rather not talk about. That’s perfectly understandable. The good news is that Cotton Inc. has taken the time to pull together 2011 and 2012 studies that give us a good idea of consumer preferences when it comes to incontinence products. At the heart of the findings is […]

What Matters When Developing Adult Incontinence Products

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Some subjects just aren’t very fun to talk about. Just as the cliché states, some topics become the elephant in the room; everyone knows a problem exists, but no one wants to broach it. Today that topic is incontinence. And while the subject isn’t a pleasant one, for manufacturers and product developers it represents a […]

What Are Consumer Preferences in Baby Wipes?

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It’s no secret that most parents are judicious when it comes to choosing baby care products. In the past that investigative eye was directed at disposable diapers, but today it’s turned toward baby wipes as well. Baby wipes make up 32% of global wipe sales. And keep in mind that wipes are predicted to be a $2.5 […]

Why Should You Choose Cotton Grown in America?

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It’s easy to say “buy American” simply from a patriotic impulse. But the truth is that the benefits of buying American—at least when it comes to purified cotton—can go far beyond the emotional appeal that comes with wearing your red, white, and blue inclinations on your sleeve. Buying cotton grown in the USA has many advantages for product developers, […]

Needle-Eze: Our Latest BioPreferred® Product

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We’re excited to announce that Barnhardt Manufacturing Company has earned the USDA-certified Biobased Product Label for its organic cotton. This label verifies that a product’s amount of renewable biobased ingredients meets or exceeds levels set by the USDA. Just so you know, biobased products are finished or intermediate materials composed in whole or in significant part of agricultural, […]

The Truth About Tampons, Part 2

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This is the second installment of The Truth About Tampons. In Part 1 we discussed the critical feminine careproduct’s history. Today, we’ll focus on whether some of the myths about tampons.

Heart of Gold, Mouth of Inaccuracy

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Neil Young is back in the news again. The aging rocker has bid a fond farewell to Starbucks over the coffee titan’s support for a lawsuit against labeling food products that contain GMOs in Vermont. The key plaintiff in the case is the Grocery Manufacturers Association, whose membership includes both Starbucks and Monsanto. While acknowledging that Monsanto probably doesn’t care […]