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Scoping study: Identifying opportunities for blending cotton with high tech / novel textile materials

Many new types of specialty man-made fibres are emerging offering a range of strong functional properties (eg super-high strength, super-high elasticity, electrical conductivity, flame retardance etc ) and attracting premium prices. However, many of these highly specialized fibres often lack sufficient properties relating to wearability (comfort, easy-care, aesthetics and durability) that are associated with cotton.

This investment will examine opportunities for cotton to be “up blended” with newly emerging high value specialty fibres to inform possible further investment opportunities for cotton/speciality fibre blends.

Project date

1 Jul 2018-30 Jun 2019
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Principal investigator

Miao, Menghe

Project led by

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Cotton Research and Development Corporation (CRDC)

The Cotton Research and Development Corporation (CRDC) delivers outcomes in cotton research, development and extension (RD&E) for the Australian …

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  • Location

    Australia wide

  • Organisation type

    Research funding body

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