Welcome to the Fiber and Biopolymer Research Institute of the Department of Plant and Soil Science at Texas Tech University. We are committed to serving the research needs of university researchers, cotton breeders, public agencies, and textile manufacturers. In addition, our academic programs, in conjunction with other colleges at Tech, are continually in progress. Research done at the Fiber and Biopolymer Research Institute is changing the way the world talks about Fiber Quality.
To be an international leader in: (1) research and technology transfer in fibers and textiles; (2) academic and professional education; (3) testing, evaluation and consultation related to fiber and textile product properties; (4) development of textile testing methods and instrumentation; and (5) textile manufacturing and bioproducts development.
The Fiber and Biopolymer Research Institute should be recognized as an international
leader in research and technology transfer in fibers and textiles. It should exploit
this leadership to benefit the agricultural production of textile fibers, to increase
the use-value of these fibers, and to foster development of value-added textile products.