At Barnhardt Natural Fibers Group, we enjoy getting emails from the USDA. When they get in touch it’s usually for a specific reason: to let us know one of our products can now use the USDA-certified Biobased Product Label. In their latest communication, the USDA let us know that our UltraClean ® Comber and UltraClean ® Organic […]
We recently discussed some of the advantages that organic cotton has over conventional cotton. While growing organic cotton faces some challenges of its own—such as higher associated costs and lower current market share—we’re committed to providing organic cotton product options for as many applications as possible. Right now, we have two in our arsenal.
Today we’ll take a closer look at HiLoft™ cotton, which is used in applications where either an absorbent or nonabsorbent cotton fiber is desired. This innovative product creates up to 50% more filling capacity than traditional cotton fiber. This allows for quicker recovery due to the resilient nature of this cotton fiber, and also adds loft and bulk.
Barnhardt Manufacturing Company has earned the USDA Certified Biobased Product Label for its High Q® Cotton. The USDA Certified Biobased Product Label verifies that the product’s amount of renewable biobased ingredients meets or exceeds levels set by USDA. Biobased products are finished or intermediate materials composed in whole or in significant part of agricultural, forestry […]
Here we talk a lot about the different applications for bleached cotton, and one of those uses is in hard surface wipes. However, one application that often gets overlooked is something extremely similar: wet wipes for personal care.
For femcare, products must carry with them a sense of trust. Without that, any feminine hygiene product will fall by the wayside immediately. Purified cotton, over time, has garnered that trust from women. This starts with using Totally Chlorine-Free (TCF) cotton, since that means that no bacteria or fungi are present in the fiber. And […]
When you talk about baby diapers, the subject invariably turns to cotton. Why? First of all, cotton has been trusted for usage in diapers for hundreds of years, and customers prefer it. With customers always having the final say, we could pretty much end this conversation there.
Barnhardt Manufacturing Company has exciting news regarding its HyDri™ Cotton: the product has earned the USDA Certified Biobased product label. But what does that label indicate?
In September, Barnhardt Manufacturing’s Director of Product Development Chuck Allen traveled to Andritz Perfojet in Montbonnot, France for our HyDri™ trial results. Andritz Perfojet is one of the two major manufacturers of turn-key hydroentangling lines. While there are currently 180 Perfojet hydroentangling lines in operation worldwide, in France they also have a state-of-the-art, 0.5 meter-wide pilot […]
At Barnhardt we’ve been pioneering new cotton products for more than 100 years, and today we still remain committed to innovation. Evidence of this commitment is our revolutionary HyDri™ cotton, one of our newest creations.