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    Chapter 2 - Cotton value addition - The impact of cotton fibre properties on textile 

     
     
    Cotton fibre friction does not vary greatly, being determined by the wax, electrolytes and sugars (Gamble) present on the cotton fibre surface and pectin present in the primary cell wall (Gamble) as well as on any chemical (wet) treatments applied to the fibre. Fibre friction is important in determining mechanical processing behaviour and performance as well as yarn quality, in particular strength (fibre-to-fibre friction). No suitable practical test for fibre friction is available. Measuring the levels of fibre surface wax and other components (e.g. by NIR), represents the best way to obtain a rapid, though indirect, measure of cotton fibre friction. 
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    Cotton Exporter's Guide

    Brochure - African cotton promotion
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