Before the cotton ready to be used to fill mattresses , pillows , bolsters and so on , kapok need to undergo several stages of processing . Here are the stages of cotton processing is done on cotton processing company in our place precisely in the Village Karaban Pati , Central Java . Sorting Kapok kapok dried logs are ready to be processed at the processing plant cotton is cotton that is completely dry . It would be better in the dry kapok tree , with the characteristics of the fruit skin wrinkles brown cotton and kapok fibers protruding from the ruptured skin , indicating that the cotton is ready to be harvested . After the cotton to plant cottonwood logs will be sorting that is completely dry and the wet . This is possible because of a rain water due to shipping or cottonwood logs are not too dry . Cottonwood logs that have not been dried and then dried in the sun until completely dry Peeling Skin Peeling skin kapok kapok aims to separate cotton fiber from the bark of logs . This work is done manually by human labor . drying
Kapok is already separated from the stem ati then dried in the sun for 3-5 hours until completely dry by means of frequent stirring / reversed . This kiln is made specifically with the upper part of the building walls covered with gauze netting , while the floor is made of concrete plaster . It is intended that the dust and dried cotton fibers do not fly so that pollute the environment . Separation of cotton fibers from seed
Once the job is not yet finished dry cotton , because cotton still contains seeds ( klentheng ) . Kapok dried then performed separation using machine tools / grinding . The equipment we use is to use a diesel -powered engine of 12 HP. The working principle of this instrument is , first cotton that has been sucked dry mouth funnel with vacuum machine and then shaped grille will fan churning so apart from cotton seeds. After the seeds fall out then sifted through several stages . Last blower machine and cotton seeds are separated and distributed to each shelter . The milling jobs should be done carefully so as to produce quality cotton fiber with cotton fiber does not damage the structure .