Cotton is associated with ginning. It is the process of separating the seeds from the fibre.
The cotton cultivation has various steps in which ginning is one among them. The processing of cotton involves Ginning, Spinning, Weaving and Knitting.
- The plant from which cotton is picked contains seeds. The process of removing these seeds from cotton pods is known as ginning. Ginning can be done using hands or by machines.
- A typical gin will process about 12 bales per hour, while the modern gins may process as many as 60 bales an hour.
- Ginning is the first mechanical process involved in processing cotton.
- Ginning also helps in removing impurities like dust, small stones, wooden particles etc.