Location: Cotton Ginning ResearchTitle: Effects of saw ginning, roller ginning, and lint cleaning on fiber length uniformity index
|Delhom, Christopher - Chris|
|MARTIN, VIKKI - Cotton, Inc|
Submitted to: International Cotton Conference
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 2/15/2018
Publication Date: 7/2/2018
Citation: Armijo, C.B., Delhom, C.D., Whitelock, D.P., Funk, P.A., Wanjura, J.D., Holt, G.A., Sui, R., Martin, V.B. 2018. Effects of saw ginning, roller ginning, and lint cleaning on fiber length uniformity index. International Cotton Conference. Available: https://baumwollboerse.de/en/cotton-conference/lectures.
Technical Abstract: There is a need to develop ginning methods that improve fiber characteristics that are compatible with the newer and more efficient spinning technologies. Air-jet spinning in particular produces high quality yarns at a high production rate and lower cost, but requires cotton with low short fiber content and high length uniformity. Providing the textile industry with a longer and more uniform fiber to manufacture yarns more efficiently would expand market share and increase the demand for cotton products. This presentation will 1) summarize findings of a literature search that documents how current ginning processes affect length uniformity, and 2) present results of an experiment that determined how length uniformity is affected by saw and roller gin lint cleaners that eliminate the harmful feed works assembly (condenser, batt, feed rollers, and feed plate) found on the traditional saw-type lint cleaner.