Influence of cotton fibre strength and fineness on fibre damage during lint cleaning Academic Article uri icon


  • Seven sources of cotton representing a wide range of fibre properties were roller ginned, saw ginned, or saw ginned plus processed through tandem saw lint cleaners or through an aggressive carding-type cleaner (Cottonmaster). Lint-cleaner-induced changes in fibre length and nep count were compared to fibre property measurements from roller ginned samples. Fibre length deterioration from saw ginning was negatively correlated with fibre strength. Fibre breakage in lint cleaning was positively correlated with fibre fineness. Resistance to fibre length damage in ginning was explained best by fibre strength and fineness, or an estimate of individual fibre strength. Initial and final nep level were related to fineness, non-lint content, and upper quartile length, but an increase in neps due to lint cleaning had no significant relationship to fibre properties.

author list (cited authors)

  • Dever, J. K., & Gannaway, J. R.

complete list of authors

  • Dever, JK||Gannaway, JR

publication date

  • January 1988