Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Cotton waste gains prominence as new age raw material
Cotton waste gains prominence as new age raw material
03
Aug '12
Cotton waste, a by-product of cotton textile industry, has today become an item of significant importance and is being widely used as a raw material in the recycled textile industry.
 
About two decades ago, cotton waste was considered as a very low-priced raw material for exports.  But, off late, it has gained the status of a vital raw material for producing different value-added products, according to a leading Pakistani company in the field of processing cotton waste.
 
Citing the reasons for the growing demand for cotton waste worldwide, Mr. Mahmood J Ihsan, chief executive of the Ihsan Group in Pakistan, in an interview with Fibre2fashion, said, “The awareness of the concept ‘Not To Let Anything Go Waste’ and tremendous increase in global competition and challenges have played a vital role in the enhanced use or demand of cotton waste.”
 
“The shift in the utilization of cotton waste has increased its demand and price locally and globally, and this has prompted the textiles mills to become much more inclined to set up in-house recycling plants to process cotton wastes of different stages and further export or sell the finished product at a good price,” Mr Ihsan says.
 
Further, talking about the various applications and uses of cotton waste, he tells, “Recycled cotton and cotton waste has become an important raw material for the production of different kinds of medical or hospital products, such as mops, towels, dishcloth, knitted seamless working and fashion gloves.”
 
 “Nonwoven fabric, which is produced from recycled cotton or cotton waste, has a huge demand in the international markets, and  is being used to manufacture cosmetic pads, gauze, dry and wet wipes, baby wipes, sanitary napkins, panty liners, nappy liners, swabs, face mask, disposable mops and dusters,” he quips.
 
He further adds, “The demand is constantly increasing due to the increase in world population and the trend of utilizing cotton waste to produce various items for personal and health care. In fact, cotton waste, after being reprocessed according to international health standards, is widely used in hospitals.”
 
When quizzed about the major as well as emerging markets for the recycled textile products, he avers, “Currently we are exporting recycled cotton textile products to more than 150 customers in 90 different countries across the world. The US, Europe and the UK are the major markets for these products. Countries like China and Australia, as well as the South American nations are the emerging markets for recycled cotton and its products.”
 

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India


Must ReadView All

Uzbekistan, S Korea to launch textile techno park in Sept

Textiles | On 19th Feb 2018

Uzbekistan, S Korea to launch textile techno park in Sept

Uzbekistan and South Korea plan to launch a modern textile techno...

Hyosung to invest Rs 3,000 cr in Maharashtra spandex unit

Textiles | On 19th Feb 2018

Hyosung to invest Rs 3,000 cr in Maharashtra spandex unit

The largest global spandex producer Hyosung Corporation of South...

Courtesy: VF Corporation

Apparel/Garments | On 19th Feb 2018

VF Corp Q4 revenue climbs 20% to $3.6 billion

The revenue of VF Corporation, a global leader in branded lifestyle...

Interviews View All

DK Sharma
Velocity Apparelz

We constantly communicate with employees at all levels

Nitin Soni
Dolphin Jingwei Machines

Taxation policies need to be made simpler

Rahul Bhadani
Looksgud

Navigating through catalogues is a bit hasslesome

Sugandha Bhardwaj

<div>New Delhi-based Brinjal Designs Pvt Ltd manufactures home furnishing...

Suresh P Bagrecha

Komal Texfab, founded in 1981, is into manufacturing of knitted fabrics,...

C Dhandayuthapani

MAG Solvics Private Limited was established in 1991 to design and develop...

Giorgio Mantovani
Corman S.p.A

Giorgio Mantovani, MD of Corman, with a presence in both Milano and New...

Urs Stalder
Sanitized AG

Urs Stalder, CEO, Sanitized AG, talks about the increasing use of hygiene...

Mohammad Hassan
Biax Fiberfilm

About one in every 20 patients picks up an infection while hospitalised....

Anisha Chaudhari
Threads & Shirts

Threads &amp; Shirts is a freshly-tailored concept providing men/women a...

Akta Adani
India Boulevard

India Boulevard is a San Francisco-based curated fashion marketplace that...

Aditi Somani
Aditi Somani

Aditi Somani specialises in luxury fusion wear with international cuts and ...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

February 2018

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes
70.6%
No
12.7%
Skip
16.7%

Total Votes: 102

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes
63.7%
No
29.4%
Skip
6.9%

Total Votes: 102

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes
88.2%
No
8.8%
Skip
2.9%

Total Votes: 102

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.

Active Poll

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes
83.3%
No
7.8%
Skip
8.8%

Total Votes: 102


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search