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Research Project: Enhancing the Quality, Utility, Sustainability and Environmental Impact of Western and Long-Staple Cotton through Improvements in Harvesting, Processing, and Utilization

Location: Cotton Ginning Research

Title: How different lint cleaning processes affect fiber length uniformity index

Author
item Armijo, Carlos
item Delhom, Christopher - Chris
item Whitelock, Derek
item Funk, Paul
item Wanjura, John
item Holt, Gregory
item HARDIN IV, ROBERT
item MARTIN, VIKKI - COTTON, INC.

Submitted to: National Cotton Council Beltwide Cotton Conference
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 11/7/2017
Publication Date: 5/31/2018
Citation: Armijo, C.B., Delhom, C.D., Whitelock, D.P., Funk, P.A., Wanjura, J.D., Holt, G.A., Hardin Iv, R.G., Martin, V.B. 2018. How different lint cleaning processes affect fiber length uniformity index. National Cotton Council Beltwide Cotton Conference, January 3-5, 2018, San Antonio, TX. p. 687-690. Available: https://www.cotton.org/beltwide/index-printable.cfm?page=proceedings

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Providing the textile industry with a more uniform fiber to manufacture yarns more efficiently would expand market share and increase the demand for cotton products. Studies from the 1990s showed that an experimental coupled lint cleaner, when compared to a conventional lint cleaner, produced a longer and more uniform fiber. With the coupled lint cleaner concept, a saw-type lint cleaner is connected directly to a gin stand thereby eliminating the harmful feed works assembly found on a conventional lint cleaner. In addition to conventional lint cleaners, gin manufacturers are now offering lint cleaners with alternative style feed works assemblies designed to reduce fiber damage. This presentation shows results of a study that examined how the different lint cleaning processes affect fiber length uniformity index.