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SMART FIBER. IN COTTON

CottonX™ is Argaman’s flagship technology. It is a one-of-a-kind platform that allows us to infuse cotton fibers with various compounds, turning them into active smart fibers without losing the natural attributes of cotton.

CottonX™ CUSTOMIZED

Argaman supports its customers in developing customized compounds to be used in the CottonX™ platform technology enabling endless possibilities for new attributes to be infused in cotton.

illustration: cavitation process
HOW IT'S DONE

Cotton spinning is an intricate traditional process. CottonX™ patented technology was designed as an innovative form of cotton fiber treatment that seamlessly integrates with the standard process of cotton spinning. It’s a novel and unique industrial method for the impregnation of cotton fibers with different particles. We blast particles into fibers using the energy of sound waves. Cavitated bubbles collapse,creating powerful shockwaves and waterjets of 400 m/s. These shockwaves accelerate the particles to high speeds, causing them to embed in the fiber like an arrow shot into a tree. Thanks to this energy transfer, the particles are embedded in the fiber for life, with no bindings or coatings needed. This single-step innovative process results in 100% durable CottonX™ fiber which can be easily integrated in standard textile manufacturing. We are a closed-loop manufacturing facility, recycling all of our water and our chemistry.

CottonX™ SKINCARE

A dual action smart fiber, fusing 100% natural cotton with a copper compound to provide the ultimate in skin care and protection:

WHY COTTON?

Cotton is one of the most popular natural fibers used in the world today. Cotton is the most popular natural fiber used worldwide. Historically it’s always been the fiber of choice. It is environmentally-friendly, biodegradable and most important, it is good for your skin. In addition, cotton has always been known as a skin-friendly fiber due to its comfort, breathability and softness. Cotton’s hypoallergenic qualities make it the ideal fiber for consumers with sensitive skin and perfect for use in hygiene products. The unique structure of cotton allows for superior absorption and release capabilities, making it the optimal fiber for the application of a multitude of skin-enhancing technologies.

WHY COPPER?

Copper is an essential element of life. It is not only a well-known and powerful anti-bacterial, sanitizing and anti-odor material, but is equally important in nurturing and protecting skin appearance. Research has shown that copper plays a key role in several processes of skin formation and regeneration. When using copper-infused textiles, positive cosmetic effects are noted such as significant reduction in the appearance of wrinkles and improvement of general appearance within several weeks of use. When in contact with skin, the copper helps promote skin regeneration and collagen synthesis, resulting in smoother, firmer and healthier- looking skin.
Our technology is EPA approved.

Microscopic view of CottonX™ SKINCARE fibers

Microscopic view of copper compound attacking bacteria on cotton fiber

COSMETIC TEXTILES

Boosting textiles with CottonX™ turns passive fabrics into active fabrics, working to enhance the appearance of your skin while providing therapeutic and deodorizing capabilities. CottonX™ fibers may be blended with regular cotton or synthetics and may be dyed and treated using standard procedures without compromising on its performance. CottonX™ provides competitive cosmetic performance and withstands repeated washings, promising true value for the life of the product.

APPLICATIONS
TEST RESULTS
BIO-INHIBITIVE COPPER COMPOUND PERFORMANCE TEST RESULTS

BIO-INHIBITIVE COPPER COMPOUND PERFORMANCE TEST RESULTS

The experiment presented in this graph aimed to measure the bio-inhibitive quality of the copper compound in CottonX™ SKINCARE before and after washing. The test was performed at 0 washings and after 30 industrial washings according to test method AATCC-100. The results demonstrate an immediate reduction of the bio-burden at time zero and the same reduction after 30 industrial washings.

NORMAL COTTON FIBERS vs. CottonX™ SKINCARE FIBERS

Normal cotton fibers vs. CottonX™ SKINCARE fibers

The fibers below were inocubated with bacteria and incubated together in the same petri dish for 6 hours.

Left: Untreated cotton fibers: Intense bacterial growth
Right: CottonX™ SKINCARE treated cotton fibers: No bacterial growth /