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Cotton Fiber

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Cotton is a natural fiber, growing in the seed pod, or boll of the cotton plant. The fiber is composed of about 90 % cellulose and around 6% moisture. The rest consists of natural impurities.

Cotton has been cultivated for more than 5000 years. It has traditionally been used for textile purposes. Different types of cotton with distinctive properties have been used for industrial applications and home furnishings.

Physical Characteristics
Each fiber is a single elongated cell that is generally flat, twisted and has a ribbon like structure. The fiber has a wide inner hollow. The outer surface of the fiber is covered with a protective wax like coating, giving the fiber an adhesive like quality. Cotton fiber can be easily spinned into a yarn.

Applications:
Cotton is used to make fabrics that are universally used for all types of :









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