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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: New and Improved Assessments of Cotton Quality

Location: Cotton Structure and Quality Research

Title: New definitions for cotton fiber maturity ratio

Authors
item Cui, Xiaoliang
item Rodgers, James
item Delhom, Christopher

Submitted to: National Cotton Council Beltwide Cotton Conference
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: January 23, 2014
Publication Date: April 14, 2014
Citation: Cui, X., Rodgers III, J.E., Delhom, C.D. 2014. New definitions for cotton fiber maturity ratio. National Cotton Council Beltwide Cotton Conference,January 6-8,2014, New Orleans, Louisiana. p. 954-961.

Interpretive Summary: Cotton fiber maturity affects fiber physical, mechanical, and chemical properties, as well as the processability and qualities of yarn and fabrics. New definitions of cotton fiber maturity ratio are introduced. The influences of sampling, sample preparation, measurement method, and correlations among fiber properties on maturity ratio results are discussed. Using single fiber data from the Advance Fiber Information System (AFIS), maturity ratio values are calculated by different definitions. The research provides a more accurate characterization of cotton fiber maturity.

Technical Abstract: Cotton fiber maturity affects fiber physical, mechanical, and chemical properties, as well as the processability and qualities of yarn and fabrics. New definitions of cotton fiber maturity ratio are introduced. The influences of sampling, sample preparation, measurement method, and correlations among fiber properties on maturity ratio results are discussed. Using single fiber data from the Advance Fiber Information System (AFIS), maturity ratio values are calculated by different definitions. The research provides a more accurate characterization of cotton fiber maturity.

Last Modified: 10/26/2014
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