Bio-polished Cotton

Biopolished cotton is a type of cotton fabric that has undergone a special finishing process known as biopolishing. This process involves treating the fabric with specific enzymes, typically cellulase, which act on the tiny fibers (fibrils) protruding from the surface of cotton yarns. These enzymes carefully remove these protruding fibers, resulting in several enhancements to the fabric.

Key characteristics and benefits of biopolished cotton include:

  1. Enhanced Softness: The removal of surface fibrils makes the cotton feel smoother and softer to the touch. This increased softness is particularly desirable in clothing and bedding.
  2. Improved Luster: Biopolishing can impart a subtle sheen to the cotton, making it look more lustrous and visually appealing.
  3. Reduced Pilling: Since the loose surface fibers are removed, there’s less likelihood of pilling, where small balls of fiber form on the surface of the fabric. This leads to a longer-lasting, neater appearance.
  4. Color Retention: The process can also help in retaining color better, making dyed fabrics appear more vibrant and less prone to fading over time.
  5. Increased Durability: By removing the weak surface fibers, the stronger parts of the yarn remain, potentially increasing the durability of the fabric.
  6. Environmentally Friendly: As biopolishing uses enzymes, it is considered more environmentally friendly compared to some chemical treatments. The enzymes are biodegradable, reducing the environmental impact.

Biopolished cotton is widely used in a range of products, from apparel to home textiles, where the softness and enhanced appearance of the fabric are particularly valued. This treatment makes the cotton not only more comfortable and attractive but also extends its usability and appeal over time.

 

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