The most lucrative non-food crop that is available in the world is cotton. Cotton is a natural fiber that is obtained from the pod of the cotton plant and is widely used across the world.
Raw cotton undergoes a series of stages and produces cotton that is hydrophilic in character and free from all external impurities. Absorbent cotton is one such example. This type of cotton is obtained once all the natural wax from the fibers is removed.
Due to such fine stages of processing the absorbent cotton produced is soft and ready for use in surgical dressings, personal hygiene, and for cosmetic purposes.
As it’s widely used for medical purposes, absorbent cotton is also known as surgical cotton or cotton wool. The largest consumers of absorbent cotton are hospitals, dispensaries, clinics, nursing homes, and households for first-aid purposes. Only absorbent cotton is used as it has high fluid absorbency and hence the name.
Absorbent cotton as a material is always in direct contact with the human body and so, it needs to satisfy all the quality parameters. For this, either waste cotton or virgin cotton can be used as a raw material to produce absorbent cotton.
Due to its usage in surgical operations and other routine medical procedures, the absorbent cotton should be chemically inert and soft to provide maximum safety. The absorbent cotton should be non-irritant when used for any medical purpose.
The fibers of absorbent cotton are completely elastic and contain 98 to 99% of cellulose. This cotton is then majorly used for sanitary purposes and in surgical operations.
These properties of absorbent cotton can be accomplished by manufacturing the product as per the standard procedures and methods.
Along with medical uses, absorbent cotton is also used for making the conventional type of sanitary pads. Good quality of cotton wool is also used in beauty parlors for the removal of dirt and make-up.
Due to increased awareness of the use of hygienic healthcare materials the demand for absorbent cotton is also increasing.
Where to buy it?
Absorbent cotton is available in Hyderabad at:
TrueCare Surgicals (Store 1)
Address: H.No 1-100, G2, Hitech City main road, Opposite Indian Oil Petrol Pump, Madhapur, Hyderabad, Telangana 500081.
TrueCare Surgicals (Store 2)
Address: Nizampet X road, Near Sri Holistic Hospital, Behind Vasireddy Swagruha Foods, Kukatpally, Hyderabad, Telangana 500072.