The U.S. is the world’s most reliable producer of high quality cotton.
Cotton Incorporated helps maintain this leadership position through ongoing research and measurement studies. These include:
Accurate measurements of cotton fiber, yarn and fabric properties.
High Volume Instrument testing for fiber length, strength, length uniformity, micronaire, color and trash content.
Fiber tests for neps, fineness, maturity, and non-lint content.
Management of cotton property databases.
US Cotton Grade Standards
US Upland cotton crop data for the Far West, Southwest, Midsouth and Southeast cotton growing areas.
Product Evaluation Lab
Product Evaluation Laboratory (PEL) provides a wide range of standard fiber, yarn, fabric and product tests in support of internal research and marketing efforts and for the cotton breeders working through Cotton Incorporated’s Agricultural Research Division programs.
Every bale of cotton in the United States is classified by The USDA classing offices.
Using HVI data combined with advanced software allows users to improve spinning processes and end-product quality. Find out how you can better manage your cotton mill or merchant business with Cotton Incorporated’s Engineered Fiber Selection® System Software (EFS®).
Cotton Standards Websites
The purpose of standards is to create a universal system for measuring cotton fiber and product quality.