Know Your Fibers: The Difference Between Cotton and Polyester

difference between polyester and cotton

In the latest installment of our Know Your Fibers series, we’re taking a look at two of the dominant fibers used in multiple industry applications: cotton and polyester. Most people know that cotton is a natural fiber and polyester is a man-made, synthetic fiber. These differences are just the beginning, however, so let’s take a […]

Know Your Fibers: Cotton vs. Viscose Rayon

The goal of our Know Your Fibers series is to provide up-to-date educational information  about different types of fibers for our Barnhardt readers. In this post, we’ll take a look at how cotton compares to viscose rayon.

Know Your Fibers: What is Lyocell?

Know Your Fibers: Tencel. Lyocell

Our Know Your Fibers series provides information about different types of fibers for our readers. This quarter, we take a look at lyocell. A Brief History of Lyocell Lyocell is a form of rayon which consists of cellulose fiber made from wood pulp or cotton linter. It was first developed through the pilot stage by (the […]

Barnhardt 4th Quarter 2015 Cotton Report

Cotton field in summer

As the Northern Hemisphere begins harvesting its cotton crops, economists and speculators around the world are evaluating data as it comes in daily. In this blog, we attempt to summarize the realities of what experts from around the globe feel are the short term and long term impacts for global stocks, new crop data, and demand […]

Barnhardt 2nd Quarter Cotton Report

world hands

This quarter we are going to look at the global market from a new perspective, one that focuses on production and consumption by the Top 5 producing and consuming countries: China, the United States, Pakistan, India, and Turkey.

Barnhardt 4th Quarter 2014 Cotton Report

cotton field

If you’ve been looking for cotton planting, price, and supply numbers, you’ve come to the right place. This is our 4th Quarter Cotton Report (with numbers updated as of 10/6), where we cull stats for the analytical readers who want to know what’s happening with cotton at home and abroad. These will focus on planting […]

Barnhardt 3rd Quarter Cotton Report

Cotton Boll

If you’ve been looking for cotton planting, price, and supply numbers, you’ve come to the right place. This is our 3rd Quarter Cotton Report, where we cull stats for our more analytical readers that want to know what’s happening with cotton at home and abroad. These will focus on planting and ginning updates, current cotton […]

For Wet Nonwoven Wipes, Bleached Cotton Surpasses Its Peers

Hard Surface Cotton Wipes

Nonwoven fabrics are used in a number of wet wipe applications. The first use was in baby wipes; the fabric is saturated in a safe solution suitable for cleaning babies when the time comes to change their diapers. This cleaning aspect is now used in many applications, such as companion wipes to be used with […]

Barnhardt 2nd Quarter Cotton Report

cotton field

If you’ve been looking for cotton planting, price, and supply numbers, you’ve come to the right place. This is our first quarterly report, but in subsequent quarters we’ll cull stats for our more analytical readers that want to know what’s happening with cotton at home and abroad. These will focus on planting and ginning updates, […]

INDEX 14: In April We’re Leaving For Geneva

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Barnhardt Natural Fibers Group is excited to announce that we will once again be exhibiting at INDEX 14. The event is held in Geneva, Switzerland April 8-11, and the Barnhardt booth will be located on the upper level of the exhibition (Booth #1480). 2014 marks the 7th straight time that Barnhardt has had an exhibition […]