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2014-06-10 23:02:59

Textile Exchange's newest publication, its inaugural Preferred Fibers Market Report, highlights the top users of recycled polyester. Lubbock, Texas (PRWEB) June 10, 2014 Textile Exchange (TE) is pleased to announce the inaugural Preferred Fibers Market Report; the newest release in its lineup of respected publications. TE collected data for this report in the same way that it collects data for the ever-popular Organic Cotton Market Report, by surveying the industry on its use of the...

Genetic Basis Of Pest Resistance To Biotech Cotton Discovered
2014-05-20 12:45:36

By Daniel Stolte, University of Arizona A newly discovered genetic mechanism underlying insect resistance to genetically engineered cotton has global implications for pest management An international team led by scientists at the University of Arizona and the U.S. Department of Agriculture has discovered what happens on a molecular basis in insects that evolved resistance to genetically engineered cotton plants. Their findings, reported in the May 19 issue of the journal PLOS ONE, shed...

2014-05-15 16:30:44

Majority of Consumers Bothered By Man-made Fibers in Their Denim NEW YORK, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On May 20, 1873, an American icon was born when Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis were given a patent for their copper rivet fasteners for denim trousers. The blue jean has since secured its place in American culture and in world fashion as a "go to" garment. Changing fashion styles and attitudes altered the look of the blue jean over time, but until recently, the blue jean had...

2014-05-13 08:28:00

VANCOUVER, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Garmatex Technologies, Inc. ("Garmatex"), an industry disrupting supplier of scientifically-engineered performance fabrics, continues to strengthen its senior management team announcing two appointments. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140513/86883) William (Bill) Gardiner joins Garmatex at its Vancouver headquarters as Senior Vice-President, Sales & Marketing. Mr. Gardiner formerly held senior executive positions at...

2014-05-12 23:09:46

4AllPromos is accustomed to the changing markets related to cotton, plastics and other materials used to produce quality custom imprinted and promotional products. Essex, CT (PRWEB) May 12, 2014 For those who run businesses changing prices are inevitable. A new report out by Counselor Magazine is warning both manufacturers and consumers that cotton prices are about to reach a two-year high. 4AllPromos is accustomed to the changing markets related to cotton, plastics and other materials...

2014-05-01 23:14:58

Debest Infant Apparel revives ancient, eco-friendly crop easy on skin and the environment. Sammamish, WA (PRWEB) May 01, 2014 Debest, a retailer of eco-friendly infant apparel that brings naturally colored cotton to the U.S. market, recently launched its online presence. Debest® Infant Apparel is now available online at http://debest.us and http://www.amazon.com/shops/debest. For parents looking for the best, environmentally friendly, and irritant-free clothing, naturally colored...

2014-04-14 12:33:20

DUBLIN, Apr. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/9wn2kq/global_fiber ) has announced the addition of the "Global Fiber Market Report" report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) The analysts forecast the Global Fiber market to grow at a CAGR of 4 percent over the period 2012-2016. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the increase in population. The Global Fiber market has...

2014-04-11 23:04:41

HyDri™ Cotton's USDA Biobased Product Label signifies a level of trust that consumers want. Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) April 11, 2014 Barnhardt Manufacturing Company has earned the USDA Certified Biobased Product Label for its HyDri™ 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...

2014-04-09 16:22:53

328 growers produced at least 2,000 pounds of FiberMax cotton per acre LUBBOCK, Texas, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A record number of FiberMax(®) growers achieved one-ton yields during the 2013 season and overcame challenges, such as low soil moisture and glyphosate-resistant weeds. Bayer CropScience honored 328 growers at the ninth annual FiberMax One Ton Club(TM) awards banquet on April 3 in Lubbock. This year, 194 inductees were first-time One Ton Club members, the highest number of...

2014-03-17 23:01:49

SIGVARIS launches new well being compression socks for women made from the world’s finest cotton. Peachtree City, GA (PRWEB) March 17, 2014 Last fall, SIGVARIS introduced the Zurich Collection, a luxurious line of graduated compression socks made from natural fibers. This spring, SIGVARIS is thrilled to announce that the Sea Island Cotton Socks for women are joining this popular new collection. “Across North America, men have been stepping into Sea Island Cotton Socks, and this new...


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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Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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