The following purified cotton products have been awarded the USDA Certified Biobased Products label from the USDA BioPreferred program:
HiDri™ - Hydrophobic purified cotton for use in hygiene and medical products where keeping fabric and skin dry is desired.
HiLoft™ - Absorbent, highly resilient purified cotton for use where liquid acquisition and/or capacities are desired properties.
High Q™ and High Q Ultra™ - Super-cleaned, absorbent, long length purified cotton used to produce nonwoven fabrics suitable for use in wipes, consumer and medical products.
Needle-eze™ - Purified Cotton for the needle-punching industry that reduces needle wear and breakage.
Barnhardt Organic Line of Purified Cotton - Produced using organically grown cotton purified with a proprietary process and certified by Oregon Tilt.
The USDA BioPreferred program was created by the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 (2002 Farm Bill) and expanded by the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (2008 Farm Bill). The purpose is to increase the purchase and use of biobased products. The United States Department of Agriculture manages the program.
The USDA Certified Biobased Product Label verifies that the product's amount of renewable biobased ingredients meets or exceeds levels set by USDA. Biobased products are finished or intermediate materials composed in whole or in significant part of agricultural, forestry or marine ingredients.
All biobased amount claims are verified by independent labs and monitored by the USDA. Consumers may feel secure in the accuracy of the biobased amount and be empowered in making better informed purchasing decisions.