Impacts of yarn quality of AFIS measurements of cotton fiber length distributions

E. F. Hequet, M. D. Ethridge

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Abstract

This article reports on three experiments carried out to investigate the usefulness of the distribution information conducted by the Uster AFIS (Advanced Fiber Information System), each one focused on the impact of fiber length distribution on yarn quality. The experiments used fourteen different types of cotton, and compared the result of the Uster AFIS against the Sutter Web Fiber Array and the Peyer AL 101. The results showed that the length distribution data available with the AFIS contains information that is useful for spinners and cotton breeders. Since the length distribution of the cotton fibers appeared to be different for different varieties, it may provide a new tool for cotton breeders in their efforts to improve fiber length characteristics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages2-12
Number of pages11
NoWINTER
Specialist publicationTextile Topics
StatePublished - 2000

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