May 17, 2013
The science behind cotton’s efficacy is simple enough to understand, said Seshadri Ramkumar, lead author and manager of the study.
“Because low-micronaire cotton is less mature, it shrinks, and you are able to pack more fiber into a given area,” Ramkumar said in a release. “The strength here is that the low-micronaire cotton absorbs the most crude oil. The oil is not only stuck to the surface, (it) gets absorbed into the fiber.”