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Map It; On the road to Texas Tech’s Fiber & Biopolymer Research Institute

image image Texas Tech University’s Fiber and Biopolymer Research Institute (FBRI) is equipped and staffed to conduct research and development activities ranging from small-scale testing through large-scale manufacturing. A fundamental objective is to foster greater use of the natural fibers and increase textile manufacturing in Texas.  more »

 

Texas International Cotton School convenes Aug. 11

image image Students and cotton industry experts from nine countries will meet Aug. 11 at Texas Tech University’s Fiber and Biopolymer Research Institute as the 28th session of the Texas International Cotton School begins.  more »

 

Agriculture Commissioner Announces $1.2 Million in Research Grants

Texas Tech University is among five universities selected by the Texas Department of Agriculture to receive $1.2 million in grants to bolster the state’s food and fiber industries, Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples announced Sept. 10.  more »

 

International Cotton School draws worldwide audience

Students and cotton industry experts from six countries converged on Texas Tech University’s International Textile Center on Aug. 13 for the 27th session of the Texas International Cotton School.  more »

 

Cotton conference spotlights top industry experts

The Fourth World Cotton Research Conference, which will be Sept. 10-14 at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, has finalized its list of featured speakers during the morning plenary sessions of the meeting.  more »

 

Plasma, nanotechnology used to upgrade cotton fabric qualities

image image JUST AS YOU JUGGLE a mix of multitasking chores in this time-starved world, core products to Texas’ agricultural economy – such as cotton – are on the clock to provide more new and interesting features before you and other consumers head on down the shopping highway.  more »

 

South Plains cotton primed for quality improvement

image image As fiber length and strength have improved over the past six years, South Plains cotton – typically spun into such sturdy staples as blue jeans and tube socks – could now be fit for high-quality yarns, according to researchers at Texas Tech University’s International Textile Center.  more »