South India-based Jayalakshmi Enterprises has developed mechanically processed cotton varieties suitable for use in absorbent technical textile products.
Globally, the nonwovens sector is looking for new fibers that are sustainable. To fulfill this need, Jayalakshmi has released two different types of processed cotton that can be used in nonwoven manufacturing processes, such as needlepunching and hydroentangling, to develop absorbent and other specialized technical textiles products.
The Jayalakshmi Group has been in the cotton textiles business for more than five decades. Recently, it has diversified to develop cotton-based high-tech products, such as oil sorbents.
“We are in the phase of diversification. Developing cotton products that can fulfill the needs of the growing nonwovens and technical textiles sector is a natural growth process for us,” says Mr. S. Velmurugan, Jayalakshmi’s general manager. Of the two types of cotton developed by the company, one variety has a soft, silky touch and represents the high-end new product.
Jayalakshmi Group develops specialized cotton yarns and allied cotton products. Chennai-based Wellgro Tech trading group will be marketing the cottons for nonwovens and technical textile industry customers.