Definition: Cotton is a natural fibre derived from the seeds and oil of the cotton plant. Cotton plants predominantly grown in the sub-tropics (Peru, North Brasil and the U.S.A.). The harvested fibres are spun into threads and eventually cloth.
Characteristics: cotton is tear resistant, hard-wearing, well suited for dyeing processes and very absorbent. The good moisture absorption qualities make cotton comfortable to wear. Cotton is also very breathable and is often combined with polyamide.
Applications: product protection and light mechanical work
Definition: polyamide is a chemically derived material, made up of fibres such as nylon and synthetics.
Characteristics: polyamide fibres are tear- and abrasion resistant, very elastic and do not loose their form. Polyamide has very low moisture absorption qualities when perspiring.
Applications: pharmaceutical and electronics industries