Status of research on the measurement of stickiness in cotton fibers

Dean Ethridge, Eric Hequet


Since early 1997, the International Textile Center (lTC) has been engaged in a collaborative research effort aimed at developing reliable measurements for stickiness of cotton fibers, in order to enable efficient management of this contamination problem. Critical partners in this project are Cotton Incorporated, the Cotton Program of the Centre de Cooperation Internationale en Recherche Agronomique pour Ie Developpement (ClRAD) in Montpellier, France, and the Cotton Division of the Agricultural Marketing Service, U. S. Department of Agriculture. Contributions and logistical support have come from several other sources; including participation by the Arizona Cotton Research and Protection Council (ACRPC), in Tempe, Arizona. This report summarizes some of the major results obtained so far and plans for obtaining further results during 1998.

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