Only a few years ago, companies that created natural, environmentally friendly hygiene products were few and far between, but there’s been a steady upward trend in consumer preference towards these types of products. Natural hygiene products are no longer niche and demand for them is higher than ever. At Barnhardt Purified Cotton, we are pleased to help manufacturers produce a variety of natural hygiene products made from high-quality cotton fiber.
If you’re not already on-board with natural hygiene products, reading this might change your mind. Whether you’re talking about products for adult incontinence, feminine hygiene, or even baby wipes and diapers,, it’s important to avoid products that contain harmful chemicals and additives. Many mainstream hygiene products contain ingredients that many consumers wouldn’t want anywhere near their skin, like parabens, propylene glycol, coal tar dye, formaldehyde, and aluminum. Ingredients like these are linked to skin rashes, neurodegenerative disorders like Alzheimer’s and dementia, certain forms of cancer, liver issues, infertility, and so much more.
An easy way to avoid these harmful ingredients is by choosing natural hygiene products. The market for products like these has expanded in the past years, due to new technologies in producing all-natural components, like topsheets, with high-performance fibers like cotton.
In addition to personal safety, the rise of natural hygiene products will help reduce environmental impact related to personal care products. At Barnhardt, we pride ourselves in creating cotton products without compromising our commitment to sustainability. Our cotton is grown here in the United States and we are proud to have earned the USDA Certified BioPreferred Product Label for our HyDri® Cotton. This label was created to increase the use of renewable agricultural resources and reduce the adverse environmental and health impacts associated with manufacturing.
We and the cotton community at large take steps to minimize water, energy, and pesticide use in an effort to limit our impact on the environment. Additionally, the industry takes manufacturing waste products like cotton gin motes, soft textile mill waste, sample loose and staple cotton, and repurposes them into valuable non-woven products.
Explore Our Innovative Solutions
We offer a comprehensive product line of purified cotton products to suit all of your hygiene product manufacturing needs, including:
- HighQ®: This is a premium cotton staple and it provides superior performance. In addition to a high wet strength, it has a high absorption rate, a high density, and incredible resilience. It is available in either conventional or organic fiber. This product is a great choice for personal hygiene products, such as feminine care items, diapers, and wipes.
- HyDri®: This is our innovative, one of a kind solution for moisture management. HyDri® cotton is a 100% natural, hydrophobic fiber developed to withstand the most rigorous hydro-entangling processes and replace synthetic fibers traditionally used in hygiene and personal care nonwoven applications. HyDri® exceeds expectations by delivering superior moisture and wetness control. Ultra-soft, non-absorbent and completely sustainable, HyDri is ideal for 100% cotton topsheet and backsheet applications.
- EcoBlend®: This economical fiber alternative is made from various 100% cotton by-product resources from within the cotton supply chain, providing options for product differentiation while strengthening the sustainability profile of the product line. EcoBlend® is hypoallergenic, boasts exceptional whiteness and purity, has a great adsorption rate ,wet strength, and has a low bioburden.
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If you are interested in learning more about our natural cotton products, please reach out to us. We will be happy to walk you through our nonwoven varieties suitable for personal care products.