Why Cotton Is Best For Gulf Oil Spill

Yet another plug for cotton – once again commending it’s natural absorbency, now let’s face it, if Expert’s claim it would be absorbent enough for the Gulf Oil Spill, we think we’re pretty safe to assure you that Real Nappies cloth Diapers that are made oft the best Indian Cotton available would be absorbent enough for even the heaviest diaper wetter!

Nonwovens Expert: Cotton Is Best For Gulf Oil Spill
Posted on May 18, 2010 @ 08:41 am

As oil continues to gush from the exploded Deepwater Horizon oil rig, a Texas Tech expert in nonwoven cotton technology believes that cotton may do a better job to absorb the oil spill than the booms made of synthetic material.

“Already, several million feet of the oil-containment booms have been used to capture the oil spilling into the Gulf,” said Seshadri Ramkumar, associate professor of Nonwoven materials at The Institute of Environmental and Human Health (TIEHH). “They are made of synthetic materials, don’t biodegrade and absorb only a third of what raw cotton can do. The properties of raw cotton allow it to soak up 40 times its weight. With chemical modifications, it can soak up to as much as 70 times its weight. And it won’t just stay in a landfill forever.”

Well what more can we say GO COTTON!!  Absorbent enough for your baby’s diaper and the Gulf Oil Spill!  LOL!

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