The hand towel is a cotton knitwear used for wiping the face and body. It is woven into the warp and is exposed to the outside. The texture is soft and not smooth.
Most of the hand towels at home will choose pure cotton material, which has strong wetness and large shrinkage rate, about 4~10%；Alkali and acid resistance. Cotton cloth is extremely unstable to inorganic acid, even very dilute sulfuric acid will damage it, but organic acid has weak effect and hardly destructive effect. Cotton cloth is more resistant to alkali. Generally, dilute alkali has no effect on cotton cloth at room temperature, but the strength of cotton cloth will decrease under the action of strong alkali. 20% caustic soda solution is often used to treat cotton cloth to obtain “mererized” cotton cloth; light resistance and heat resistance are average. Cotton cloth will be slowly oxidized in the sun and the atmosphere, reducing its strength. Long-term high temperature action will damage the cotton cloth, but it can withstand short-term high temperature treatment at 125~150℃.
Cotton fiber is a natural fiber, its main component is cellulose, there are a small amount of waxy substances, nitrogenous substances and pectin. The pure cotton fabric has been tested and practiced in many ways, and the fabric has no irritation or negative effect when it comes in contact with the skin. It is beneficial and harmless to the human body when worn for a long time, and has good hygiene properties.