Category Archives: cotton bales
Wearing 100% cotton shorts in summer

The world uses cotton more than any other fiber and it’s primarily grown and used in textile, foods, plastics and in paper industries. Cotton, being a natural product has several benefits, like its ability to manage perspiration, insulate, offer comfort while wearingand most notably because it is hypoallergenic, weatherproof and a sturdy material. It’s doesn’t […]

Is cotton the best fabric?

When I was a kid , there was a very tall cotton tree in one of my neighbors backyard with  fruits which looked like long mangoes. I was very fascinated with the fruits and thought that must give a lot of cotton. When the fruits ripen, they open up and a  silky white fur  is […]

USES OF COTTON

Cotton is known for its versatility, performance and natural comfort. It’s used to make all kinds of clothes and homewares as well as for industrial purposes like tarpaulins, tents, hotel sheets and army uniforms. Cotton fibre can be woven or knitted into fabrics such as velvet, corduroy, chambray, velour, jersey and flannel.  In addition to […]

Are Cotton Balls Good Insulators?

A thermal insulator is a material that does not conduct heat well. By minimizing heat energy transfer from one material to another, insulation prevents heat from escaping or entering an enclosed area. Cotton balls are good thermal insulators. Principles Heat moves through some materials better than others. Dense materials are good conductors because they consist […]

Organic Cotton

Think of a fiber that is non-allergenic, comforting, 100% plant-derived, soothing, has high absorbent properties, is a non-irritant, and has wide medical and industrial uses. Apart from being the top natural fiber in terms of its uses in cloth manufacturing. I am sure that the only name that will come to your mind is “cotton”. […]

The Advantages of Cotton Clothing

Overview The world uses cotton more than any other natural fiber and it is primarily grown and used to make cloth. Other parts of the cotton plant are put to good use and are used in the production of foods, plastics and in paper products, according to the National Cotton Council of America. Because cotton […]

RAW COTTON

      Raw Cotton Raw cotton (gin output) contains cotton fiber along with small plant parts and field trash that are not removed by the ginning process. At this stage, the cotton fiber has a coating of oils and waxes that make it hydrophobic. Raw fiber is suitable for making nonwovens to be used […]

Preparatory processes – preparation of yarn

Ginning, bale-making and transportation is done in the country of origin.     Opening and cleaning Cotton mills get the cotton shipped to them in large, 500 pound bales. When the cotton comes out of a bale, it is all packed together and still contains vegetable matter. The bale is broken open using a machine […]

Cultivating and Harvesting

Cultivating and harvesting Cotton is grown anywhere with long, hot dry summers with plenty of sunshine and low humidity. Indian cotton, gossypium arboreum, is finer but the staple is only suitable for hand processing. American cotton, gossypium hirsutum, produces the longer staple needed for machine production.Planting is from September to mid November and the crop […]

Benefits of Cotton

We always make reference to the benefits of cotton, but have you ever seen a list? Researched by Cotton Council International, with information gathered from Cotton Australia and Cotton Incorporated, we’re building that list. Read the benefits that others have posted, and don’t forget to add your own at the bottom. Welcome to Cottonblog, and […]