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CottonX™

SMART FIBER. IN COTTON

A smart fiber, fusing 100% natural cotton with copper oxide to provide the ultimate in skin care and protection.

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

CottonX™ is a one-of-a-kind platform technology that allows us to embed cotton fibers with various compounds, turning them into active smart fibers without losing the natural attributes of cotton. Using ultrasonic sound waves, we blast our compounds into cotton fibers so they are permanently attached and do not abrade or wash out.

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 the most popular natural fiber used worldwide. It is environmentally-friendly, biodegradable and, most important, good for your skin. Cotton has always been the fiber of choice due to its comfort, breathability and softness. Cotton’s hypoallergenic qualities make it the ideal fiber for users with sensitive skin, and perfect for use in hygiene products. Nature has endowed cotton with a superior ability to both absorb and release revitalizing compounds. This makes it the optimal fiber for applying skin-enhancing technologies.

WHY COPPER?

Copper is an essential element of life. It is a powerful anti-bacterial and deodorizing agent and has a role in conditioning and maintaining healthy appearance of the skin. Copper can be found in super-foods such as almonds and avocado. Research has shown that copper is key 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 in general appearance, all within several weeks of use. Using copper oxide compound we are applying the purest and the most natural form of copper. It is non-soluble in water and does not contaminate the environment.
Our technology is EPA approved.

Microscopic view of CottonX™ SKINCARE fibers

Microscopic view of copper oxide on cotton fiber interacting with bacteria to prevent reproduction

COSMETIC TEXTILES

Boosting textiles with CottonX™ SKINCARE turns passive fabrics into active fabrics, working to enhance and protect the appearance of your skin while keeping you fresh. CottonX™ SKINCARE withstands 100 washings* while maintaining a 99% bacterial kill rate**, thereby promising true value for the life of the product. CottonX™ SKINCARE may be blended with plain cotton, synthetics, and other fibers dyed and treated using standard procedures without compromising their performance, design or hand-feel. * following AATCC Monograph M6 "Standardization of Home Laundry". ** following AATCC-100 Anti-bacterial finish of textile material.

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 /