ASTM WK75782

    New Test Method for Automated Test Method for Maturity, Fineness, Ribbon Width and Micronaire of Cotton Fibers

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    Developed by Subcommittee: D13.11 | Committee D13 | Contact Staff Manager


    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the determination of linear density (gravimetric fineness hereafter stated as fineness), maturity, micronaire and ribbon width of cotton fibers from a loose, chemically untreated sample taken before harvest, during ginning, during mill processing or unraveled from raw (undyed) yarn or fabric


    Cotton fiber, maturity, fineness, linear density, gravimetric fineness, micronaire, ribbon width


    New standard for measuring cotton fiber cross-sectional properties including fineness, maturity and ribbon width. For use in research and QA laboratories by cotton breeders, crop agronomists, cotton classing agencies, ginners and spinning mills.

    The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.

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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:

    Technical Contact:
    Stuart Gordon


    D13 (21-01)

    Ballot Item Approved as D8394-2021 and Pending Publication