Development of a Lint-Cleaning Concept to Preserve Fiber Quality

Gino J. Mangialardi, Jr.


This paper reports on a new concept in lint cleaning at cotton gins. Researchers at the U. S. Cotton Ginning Laboratory, ARS, USDA, Stoneville, MS are investigating the use of air and revolving-screen or inclined cylinder type lint cleaners in combination with one saw-cylinder lint cleaner. This proposed new lint-cleaning process, which is less aggressive than those utilizing two or more saw-type lint cleaners, should result in lower short fiber content and nep formation in ginned lint but produce acceptable market bale values for the grower.

Reprinted from Proceedings of the 1994 Beltwide Cotton Conferences pp. 1730 - 1732
©National Cotton Council, Memphis TN

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