Tracking White Speck Neps and Fiber Properties from Bale to Finished Fabric

P.D. Bel-Berger, W.R. Goynes, Jr., O. Hinojosa, Phiroze Dastoor


Four varieties of cotton, two Acalas ( EA-C30 and EA-C32), a Deltapine (DP-90) and a Stoneville (STV-825), which have a wide range of fiber properties. The four varieties were grown in the same field and were processed identically. Single and tandem carding were both used in this study. Yarns and fabrics were made for each variety. Tandem carding was superior to single carding in yarn and fabric qualities, except that it resulted in an increase in white specks in the dyed fabrics. These white speck neps have been tracked from bale to finished fabric.

Reprinted from Proceedings of the 1994 Beltwide Cotton Conferences pp. 1496 - 1500
©National Cotton Council, Memphis TN

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