Submitted to: National Cotton Council Beltwide Cotton Conference
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 2/8/2010
Publication Date: N/A
Technical Abstract: Research directed at discovering and developing new ways to use cotton, new and valuable end use attributes and new functional properties will expand the volume and value of cotton fiber through increased demand for cotton containing products. The Cotton Utilization Research at the USDA Southern Regional Research Center in New Orleans, LA is focused on developing new chemistries for functional finishes, new end use applications including nonwoven and new processes for cotton fiber. A review of research areas will emphasize current and future research directions.