Separation of seeds from cotton fibers is known as?
Hint: Fibers are thin, long and thread-like structures that are used for making fabrics. There are two types of fibers on the basis of the source from which they are obtained- natural fibers and synthetic fibers. Natural fibers are obtained from plants and animals while synthetic fibers are produced through chemical processes.
Complete answer- Cotton is a plant-based natural fiber that is obtained by the processing of cotton. The processing of cotton involves various processes which include ginning, carding, spinning and weaving. Ginning is the first process in the processing of cotton in which all the seeds are removed from cotton fibers. After ginning, all the cotton fibers are separated and cleaned so that all dust and impurities are removed. This process is called carding of cotton. After this, combing is done which helps in the cleaning of cotton and makes it soft and untangled strands. Spinning is the process in which fiber is converted into yarn. The yarn is then changed into cloth by the weaving process. The cotton cloth is then used for making various textile products such as garments, pillows etc.
Thus the answer to the above question is ginning. Ginning is the process of separating seeds from cotton fibers with the help of combing.
Note: Cotton is a soft and staple fiber that consists mainly of cellulose. It grows around the seeds of cotton plants in the form of boll. It protects the cotton seeds from unfavorable conditions and helps in the dispersal of cotton seeds. As cotton is obtained from a natural source it has an insulating property. It is a durable and comfortable fabric than any other fabric.