The History of Tampons

The History of Tampons

For ages, women have preferred tampons over other menstrual products because of their ease, convenience, and comfort. In fact, the average woman uses as many as 16,800 tampons over the course of her lifetime. Yet few people know the history of this important product; let’s take a closer look. 

Exploring Ag Robotics

Exploring Robotics in Agriculture

“Ag robotics” refers to the application of robots in agriculture, often used to automate slow, repetitive, and dull tasks for farmers. The robots, which are often called “agbots” or “agribots” in this context, are autonomous and can help improve efficiency while reducing reliance on manual labor. Common applications include harvesting, picking, and weed control.

The Use of HyDri® Cotton in Feminine Care and Baby Care

The Use of HyDri® Cotton in Feminine Care and Baby Care

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 […]

Blockchain, Transparency, and the Future of Nonwovens

Blockchain, Transparency, and the Future of Nonwovens

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 […]

The Eco-Friendliness of Hydrogen Peroxide

The Eco-Friendliness of Hydrogen Peroxide

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 […]

Manufacturers Turn to Natural Fibers to Meet Demand for Sustainability in Wipes

Manufacturers Turn to Natural Fibers to Meet Demand for Sustainability in Wipes

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. […]

Purification Made Simple

Purification Made Simple

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 […]

Meet the Barnhardt Purified Cotton™ Symbol

how to find purified cotton products

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 […]