The world of feminine hygiene and baby care products has not always been a happy one. Consumer research (from Cotton Incorporated and other industry stakeholders) has shown that women, many of whom are also mothers, have experienced irritation, painful skin rashes, and even infections from the industry’s use of extruded films and artificial fibers used […]
Sir Francis Bacon was the first person attributed with saying, “Knowledge is power.” What was true in 1597 is certainly even truer still today! The fact that knowledge is power is no more evident than what we witness in the buying behavior of today’s consumer. With the universe of information in the palms of our […]
People expect their cotton to be white. In fact, they want it very white, especially when it’s used in medical and nonwoven hygiene products. You may already be picturing a cotton ball, a baby wipe, or cotton rounds used for removing makeup. Many of us don’t realize that cotton isn’t ultra-white in the field. In […]
The history of cotton ginning is a fascinating one. While many of us learn in history classes about inventor Eli Whitney’s breakthrough design for the modern cotton gin, most of us may not know that the cotton industry is writing new chapters in the story of ginning, even today.
As with many businesses, the wipes sector is facing challenges on multiple fronts. Of particular concern for many discerning consumers and environmentally-focused companies is how the industry is striving to become more sustainable. Global brands and private label manufacturers are developing new products to meet new sustainability and biodegradability demands by consumers and government agencies. […]
After cotton is harvested from the fields and is initially cleaned in the ginning process, it must be further cleaned and prepared for its use in the production of nonwoven and unspun applications. The processes for this stage of cleaning typically involve further mechanical cleaning to remove finer pieces of stem, stalk, and leaf and […]
It’s come to our attention that many think there are challenges when it comes to replacing rayon with Purified Cotton™. Today we wanted to dispel that myth. If you use rayon either at 100% or in a blend with other fibers to produce nonwoven fabrics, you may be able to replace it with Purified Cotton™ […]
In Spring 2015, we launched a public education campaign to call out questionable claims being made by synthetic fibers. We realized that the marketplace had gotten confusing for consumers of personal care, feminine hygiene, and adult incontinence products. Consumers want all natural products, and they also want those products to be safe and pure. Although […]
In a recent study on the pharmaceutical properties of cotton, samples were submitted to an independent U.S. laboratory for microbial analysis. A Total Microbial Plate Count and a Mold/Yeast Analysis were prepared for samples of Raw, Greige and Purified cotton. All results were measured in Colony Forming Units per gram.
Barnhardt Purified Cotton = USP Purified Cotton. At Barnhardt, we go to great lengths to ensure we provide purified cotton fiber of the highest order. By removing as much foreign matter as humanly possible (raw cotton comes with its fair share of field trash), we ensure a final product that meets the highest standards of quality. Of course, […]