Bleached Combed Cotton
High quality and whiteness; increased elasticity; high liquid retention and absorbency. Preferred for all basic cotton goods.
Barakat Cotton produces bleached absorbent cotton using hydrogen peroxide under superior quality control standards, ensuring our products meet or exceed total hygienic protection from start to finish. We follow the high standards set forth by the world’s medical cotton industry. Our plant has an inhouse laboratory, with state-of-the-art testing equipment and highly skilled technicians with many years of experience in their field. Our products can be made per customer specifications, customized for their planned end-use. Finished products are made ready by packing them into polypropylene bales.
Our absorbent bleached cotton is suitable for the manufacture of all basic cotton products.
Barakat Cotton produces bleached cotton products while adhering to the technical specifications and analytical methods regulated and set forth by the European Pharmacopoeia standards. Quality control tests are carried out at our fully equipped and modern inhouse laboratory facility in order to ensure that all products meet or exceed the aforementioned standards.
Cotton fibers run through a processing machine that pulls the fibers apart. Once pulled apart, the fibers move through an opening and cleansing system, which removes unwanted microfibers. Next, the cotton is moisturized, packed into cakes, and placed into kiers, which are large heated and pressurized vessels for the wet purification process.
For the cleaning process, a continuous stream of a sodium hydroxide solution is pumped into the kiers as they heat and pressuriz. This process softens the fiber’s natural waxes into water-soluble soaps and loosens any remaining debris. Once the scouring process is complete, the cakes are rinsed with fresh water.
Once the scouring process is complete the product is put through Totally Chlorine Free process. This is a process of oxidation in which hydrogen peroxide is used to eliminate color elements from the cotton, thus leaving the remaining microfibers white. The white cotton is then left to settle for a set period. Then the solution is drained and the pure cotton rinsed. A special solution, known as “fiber finish” is used to prepare the cotton for the end-user's needs before fully draining the kier.
To complete the bleaching process, the wet cakes of cotton are broken into individual tufts and dried. At this stage the product can be customized according to the client’s specifications, such as having a set amount of moisture level, density or softness, color or whiteness. The product is carefully tested after the purification process in order to ensure the highest quality output. The bales of cotton are then ready to be shipped out to the client to be used for their specific usage.