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Mills scramble for contamination-free cotton
Consistencies in quality and contamination free cotton are much sought after by global cotton mills. Free of plastic contamination, objective quality evaluation and consistency are the characteristics, which provide premium for cotton according to global experts who are touring the United States of America as part of Cotton Council International sponsored programme.
Big bang to biodegradable textiles
Tracing how the Universe evolved out of “Big Bang,” some 13.7 billion years ago, 231, 3rd grade students of Bengaluru-based Vidyashilp Academy, have sent a strong message to save the environment.
US-China row impacting cotton market
Excess supply and prolonging trade war with China is affecting the cotton market. Productive, albeit stressful conversations, occurred at the Lubbock-based Plains Cotton Grower (PCG), Inc, about the current trade situation with China, which is impacting the production agriculture in the United States.
A COTTON OF CRISIS
All is not well on the cotton front! Fall in production and acreage, and wild fluctuations in the prices beginning late last year have dampened the spirit of the industry. On the farm front, ravages of bollworm have added to the woes of the suppliers.
Toning up research & innovation in cotton
New research and innovations in cotton address the immediate needs of the industry. At a meeting in Lubbock organised by the Memphis-based The Cotton Board, about 65 people participated to discuss about the present and the future of cotton research and development.
Scaled-up wearable smart textiles
Scaled-up process enables the production of knitted wearable textiles. A different approach has been adopted by researchers at the Institute for Frontier Materials at Geelong, Australia-based Deakin University to produce strain sensing smart textiles.
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