Chinese cotton buyers visit Rajkot to buy Shankar 6 variety

December 17th, 2010 - 4:17 pm ICT by ANI  

By Parish Joshi

Rajkot, Dec.17 (ANI): Chinese cotton buyers visited Gujarat’s Rajkot city to buy the famous Shankar 6 variety of cotton.

Shankar 6 variety of cotton is famous worldwide and it is a major product of the Saurashtra region.

A Chinese buyer said there is an increased demand of the Shankar 6 variety in China.

“China textile may find this variety very rare. Because of a good allowance and a very good market here, it is very good to use. We have a good demand and most of our customers have enquire on this variety of cotton,” said Liu Xue Lear of the Changzhou Linunyuam Textile Materials Company.

Over the past few years, the cotton industry has achieved tremendous growth with sophisticated equipments and quality management system that convert raw cotton into a high-quality product.

Akash Chapadia, a cotton exporter, said they have huge market in China.

“The maximum demand is for the Shankar 6 variety of cotton. They find it more beneficial as they prefer more length and its length can come till 29 or 30. So, because of this reason they prefer this,” said Chapadia.

“The thread that is formed out of this is long as well and thus profit is more and cost cutting can be done. So, they prefer Shankar 6,” he added. (ANI)

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