TITLE

Nanotechnology carrying cotton into 21st century

AUTHOR(S)
Suszkiw, Jan
PUB. DATE
April 2012
SOURCE
Western Farm Press Exclusive Insight;4/13/2012, p4
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article offers information on projects that aim to leverage developments in nanotechnology to bring cotton fully into the 21st century. One project is evaluating an environmentally friendly flame-retardant for cotton apparel and durable goods. Another is using ultrasonic fields of mechanical energy to improve enzyme-based processing of raw cotton to remove waxes and other fiber components hindering dying procedures.
ACCESSION #
75901273

 

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