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2014-09-05 23:07:22

Greater transparency and quality assurance will increase the value of Brazilian cotton and benefit stakeholders throughout the supply chain. Brasilia, Brazil, and Liverpool, England (PRWEB) September 05, 2014 The Brazilian Cotton Growers Association (ABRAPA) and Generation 10 Ltd., a provider of commodity trade and risk management (CTRM) solutions and data analytics, announced today that they have entered into a 10-year collaboration beginning with the deployment of a National Cotton...

Clothes Made Of Polyester Smell Worse Than Cotton After Exercise
2014-09-04 03:03:12

American Society for Microbiology Polyester clothes smell worse than cotton, following intensive exercise by their wearers, because bacteria that cause odor grow better on polyester, according to research published ahead of print in the journal Applied and Environmental Microbiology. In the study, the investigators collected t-shirts from 26 healthy individuals following an intensive, hour-long bicycle spinning session, and incubated the shirts for 28 hours before having them inspected...

2014-09-02 23:02:39

SIGVARIS is committed to creating the most luxurious compression socks and hosiery on the market. Now, the SEA ISLAND COTTON Socks are available in 20-30mmHg. PEACHTREE CITY, GA (PRWEB) September 02, 2014 Last year, SIGVARIS took graduated compression innovation to a whole new level with the launch of a luxurious line of graduated compression socks with natural fibers. SIGVARIS is pleased to announce that the SEA ISLAND COTTON Socks are joining the SIGVARIS MEDICAL collection for those...

2014-08-26 23:08:59

Transparency Market Research added a new report "Rayon Fibers Market: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Trends and Forecast 2014 - 2020" to its report store. Albany, New York (PRWEB) August 26, 2014 Rayon fiber is one of the oldest man-made fibers. Rayon fibers are derived from cellulose of wood pulp or cotton and then chemically treated to produce filaments, resulting into synthetic fibers. Rayon fibers have several properties of natural polymers such as low cost and high...

2014-08-25 08:29:03

Met the changing market conditions, optimized products mix HONG KONG, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Financial Summary -- Revenue was approximately RMB5,973 million, representing a decrease of approximately 10.9% over the corresponding period of last year. -- Gross profit was approximately RMB506 million, representing a decrease of approximately 15.9% over the corresponding period of last year. -- Net profit attributable to owners of the parent was approximately...

2014-08-14 12:22:54

DUBLIN, Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Carbon Black Market for Textile Fibers (Polyester, Nylon, Acrylic and Others) - Forecast to 2019" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 The carbon black market for textile fibers is divided into four product segments: polyester, nylon, acrylic and others (including olefins). Polyester fiber dominates the global demand in the carbon black market for...

2014-08-01 23:06:57

Textile Exchange’s new Organic Cotton Report, “will be the industry go-to for organic cotton information” according to Elayne Masterson, TE Board Chair. Lubbock, Texas (PRWEB) August 01, 2014 For the first time, Textile Exchange (TE) has combined their Organic Cotton Farm & Fiber Report and the Organic Cotton Market Report to provide one compelling resource for the entire organic cotton supply chain resulting in the 2013 Organic Cotton Report. LaRhea Pepper, the organization’s...

2014-07-23 08:34:06

NEW YORK and SYDNEY, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Cotton LEADS(TM) program, launched in October of 2013, has attained more than 200 partners across the global cotton textile supply chain. Cotton LEADS(TM), a joint program established by Australian and U.S. cotton industries, advocates and demonstrates responsible growing practices for the popular fabric fiber. Companies signing on to the program include: Target Corporation, AEON TopValu, Fountain Set, American &...

2014-07-18 23:02:28

Transparency Market Research has published a new report titled, "Carbon Black Market for Textile Fibers (Polyester, Nylon, Acrylic and Others) Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019," to its report store. Browse the full report: http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/carbon-black-market.html (PRWEB) July 18, 2014 Transparency Market Research has released a new market report titled, "Carbon Black Market for Textile Fibers...

2014-07-14 12:28:14

ALBANY, New York, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Transparency Market Research has released a new market report titled "Carbon Black Market for Textile Fibers (Polyester, Nylon, Acrylic and Others) for Apparels, Home Textiles and Other End-users - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019." According to the report, the global carbon black market for textile fibers was valued at USD 597.2 million in 2012 and is expected to reach USD 964.4...


Latest Cotton Reference Libraries

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2010-11-15 17:08:49

Cotton swabs, made of a small wad of cotton wrapped around both ends of a short rod, are commonly used in a variety of applications including first aid, cosmetics application, cleaning, and arts and crafts. Leo Gerstenzang created the cotton swab in the 1920s after attaching cotton to toothpicks. The product eventually went on to be called the "Q-tip" which became a generic trademark for cotton swabs in the USA. The product is often used to clean the ear although doctors have said for used...

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2005-09-09 09:53:41

The boll weevil (Anthonomus grandis) is a beetle which has an average length of one-quarter inch (6 millimeters). The insect crossed the Rio Grande near Brownsville, Texas to enter the United States from Mexico in 1892 and reached southeastern Alabama in 1915. It remains the most destructive cotton pest in North America. By the mid 1920s it had entered all cotton growing regions in the U.S. On December 11, 1919, the citizens of Enterprise, Alabama erected a monument to the boll weevil, the...

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2009-03-27 17:52:05

Tropical tree, Bombax ceiba, is a member of the genus Bombax. It is more familiarly known as the Cotton Tree. In areas of Malay, Indonesia, Southern China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan the tree is commonly planted. Chinese historical accounts tell of an ancient king of Nam Yuet, Chiu To, who offered the tree as a gift to the Emperor of Han Dynasty in 2nd Century B.C. Also, the tree, which is referred to as Semal, is commonly planted in parks and along roadsides in India. New Delhi, specifically...

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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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