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Byproducts of Cotton

August 7, 2018 11:28 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Cotton has been cultivated and used to make products for at least 7,000 years. Archeologists have found pieces of cotton fabrics throughout the world, dating as far back as 12,000 BC. Cotton fabrics aren’t the only use of cotton, though, and more uses are being found each and every day. Cotton production in West Texas uses most of the byproducts cotton creates, even what’s left over after production. Here’s a closer look at how cotton is so much more than just a fiber source: Cottonseed: Cotton production in West Texas may focus on using the fiber in apparel and home... View Article

Is Cotton an Environmentally Friendly Choice?

July 24, 2018 11:28 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Cotton is the largest natural fiber supplying the global demand for textile products, and Texas is the number one producer in the U.S. West Texas is especially important to cotton production, with recent crops being record-breakers. Cotton is an important part of environmentally friendly clothing. The main alternatives to cotton are non-renewable chemical fibers. Here’s a closer look at how cotton in West Texas and beyond is a viable and environmentally sound choice: Cotton is biodegradable: Cotton is sustainable, renewable and biodegradable. It’s an excellent choice for environmentally friendly fiber throughout its entire product life cycle. Cotton is a safe... View Article

The Role the Textile Industry Plays for Our Military

July 6, 2018 7:21 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

When you think of the U.S. military and its suppliers, what comes to mind? You probably think of weapons manufacturers and armored vehicle manufacturers. But did you know that the textile industry is a major supplier for our military? Textile mills in West Texas and around the country play an important role in keeping our military strong. That role is to provide essential products for the military. Each year, more than 8,000 different items are supplied by the textile industry for use by the U.S. military. Following is a sampling of the types of textile products that make an impact... View Article

How the U.S. Textile Industry Promotes a Healthy Economy

June 22, 2018 7:20 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Myriad factors influence the health of the U.S. economy. Over the centuries, this economy has experienced many ups and downs. An important part of the upsides is the textile industry. Textile mills in West Texas and throughout the nation help keep the economy healthy. Here’s how: Nationwide reach: The textile industry offers far more than a few textile mills in West Texas. Suppliers, customers and components of this industry can be found in every region of the U.S. It provides jobs in rural areas where many other industries never reach. These jobs help workers rise out of poverty into solid... View Article

Tips for Maintaining Your Conveyor Components in Lubbock, TX

June 6, 2018 2:57 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Conveyors are an extremely important feature of any textile manufacturing facility. They make your assembly line run efficiently, meaning you must keep them in outstanding operational condition at all times to prevent downtime and potential business losses. With this in mind, here are a few tips for maintaining your conveyor components in Lubbock, TX: Always have spare parts available: As much as you might not like to think about it, you can rest assured that, at some point, a part of your conveyor will fail. Depending on the part of your conveyor that fails, you could experience some massive production... View Article

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