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The Influence of Seed Coat Neps in Yarn Manufacturing

Peter C. Jones, Joseph C. Baldwin


The ability of the Uster AFIS to classify neps into fiber neps or seed coat neps will make it possible for the yarn spinner to remove seed coat fragments more effectively in the carding process. Replacing traditional card maintenance techniques with the AFIS Process Improvement Chart can substantially reduce repair and replacement costs in the carding department. Prior knowledge of the presence and amount of seed coat neps will allow optimization of process machinery for highest yarn quality.

Reprinted from Proceedings of the 1996 Beltwide Cotton Conferences pp. 1454 - 1460
©National Cotton Council, Memphis TN

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