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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service


item Wakelyn, Philip
item Bertoniere, Noelie
item French, Alfred - Al
item Thibodeaux, Devron
item Triplett, Barbara
item Rousselle, Marie
item Goynes, Wilton
item Edwards, Judson - Vince
item Hunter, Lawrance
item Mcalister Iii, David
item Gamble, Gary

Submitted to: Handbook of Fiber Chemistry
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 1/3/2006
Publication Date: 11/1/2006
Citation: Wakelyn, P., Bertoniere, N.R., French, A.D., Thibodeaux, D.P., Triplett, B.A., Rousselle, M.A., Goynes Jr, W.R., Edwards, J.V., Hunter, L., McAlister Iii, D., Gamble, G.R. 2006. Cotton fiber chemistry and technology. Handbook of Fiber Science and Technology.

Interpretive Summary: This book focuses on providing the most up-to-date information on cotton fiber chemistry and properties. Written by leading authorities in cotton chemistry and science, the book details fiber biosynthesis, structure, chemical composition and reactions, physical properties and includes information on biotech, organic, and colored cotton. The final chapters examine worldwide production, consumption, markets, and trends in the cotton industry. They also address environmental, workplace, and consumer risks from exposure to processing chemicals and emissions.

Technical Abstract: Annual cotton production exceeds 25 million metric tons and accounts for more than 40 percent of the textile fiber consumed worldwide. A key textile fiber for over 5000 years, this complex carbohydrate is also one of the leading crops to benefit from genetic engineering. Cotton Fiber Chemistry and Technology offers a modern examination of cotton chemistry and physics, classification, production, and applications. The book incorporates new insight, technological developments, and other considerations.

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