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Water and Starch Rates for Coating Cottonseed

Weldon Laird, Tom C. Wedegaertner and Gary L. Barker


The USDA-ARS ginning laboratory at Lubbock in cooperation with Cotton Incorporated has developed a pilot plant process for coating fuzzy cottonseed to bind down the linters and create a free flowing product known as Easiflo cottonseed. A number of food and feed grade starch products have been evaluated as material to use for coating whole fuzzy cottonseed to create a free flowing commodity. The amount of water required to accomplish the coating process is the critical cost factor because of drying energy required. The most economical materials found were food packaging adhesive types of corn starch that can be applied at high starch to water ratios to minimize the amount of water that has to be removed in drying.

Reprinted from Proceedings of the 1998 Beltwide Cotton Conferences pp. 1718 - 1720
©National Cotton Council, Memphis TN

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