Stickiness measurement report

E. Hequet, D. Ethridge, B. Wyatt

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The objectives of the project are: Determine the statistical variability of stickiness in bales contaminated by aphids and by white files to establish an adeuqate bale sampling procedure for estimating the degree of stickiness; Determine threshold levels of stickness to provide authoritative guidance in marketing cotton and in managing the cotton in textile manufacturing processes. In 1997, fifty bales were selected by PCCA (Plains Cotton Cooperative Association, Lubbock-USA) to get a wide range of stickiness due to aphid infestation. Within these bales, eleven were bales coming from one module. The bales were broken and layered. Ten samples were taken from each bale. Each of tese samples was divided into sub-samples, one was sent to CIRAD (Centre de Cooperation Internationale en Recherche Agronomique pour le Developpement, Montpellier, France), one to Cotton Incorporated (Raleigh, USA), one to USDA AMS (United States Department of Agriculture, Memphis, USA), one to ACRPC (Arizona Cotton Research and Protection Center, Tempe, USA). Stickiness data were collected from the following instruments: FCT (Fibre Contamination Tester) in two locations, H2SD (High Speed Stickness Detector) in two locations, SCT (Sticky Cotton Thermodetector) in two locations, HPLC (High Performance Liquid Chromatography).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings from the International Committee on Cotton Testing Methods, Bremen, March, 1999
PublisherInternational Textile Manufacturers Federation
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 1999


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