Location: Cotton Ginning ResearchTitle: Preliminary results of how conventional and experimental lint cleaning processes affect fiber length uniformity index
|Delhom, Christopher - Chris|
|MARTIN, VIKKI - Cotton, Inc|
|KOTHARI, NEHA - Cotton, Inc|
Submitted to: ASABE Annual International Meeting
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 7/9/2019
Publication Date: 7/9/2019
Citation: Armijo, C.B., Delhom, C.D., Whitelock, D.P., Funk, P.A., Wanjura, J.D., Holt, G.A., Sui, R., Martin, V.B., Kothari, N. 2019. Preliminary results of how conventional and experimental lint cleaning processes affect fiber length uniformity index. ASABE Annual International Meeting, July 7-10, 2019, Boston, MA. Paper 1901902.
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 1990’s 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 preliminary results of a study that examined how different lint cleaning processes affect fiber length uniformity index using four diverse modern-day cultivars.