09. July 2019 | Fibers & Filaments

Cotton with properties of man-made fibers?

Cotton Inc.
Cotton Inc.
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According to the Bremer Baumwollbörse (Bremen Cotton Exchange), another innovation could provide an impulse for change in cotton: The Commonwealth Scientific Industrial Research Organisation (CISRO), Canberra, Australia, is currently working on breeding cotton seeds and cotton plants whose fibers offer many of the properties of man-made fibers such as elasticity, crease resistance and waterproofing without restricting the natural properties of cotton.

Based on its observations, the Bremen Cotton Exchange assumes that questions concerning the sustainable production of products will play an increasing role in the future when clothing is purchased.

edited by Petra Gottwald

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