Project

Innovative strategies and assays for bio-engineered cotton fibres with improved processing and end-user properties – BIOCOT II

Duration
01 November 2009 → 31 October 2012
Funding
Private funding via IWT/VLAIO
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Plant biology
  • Engineering and technology
    • Other mechanical and manufacturing engineering
    • Ceramic and glass materials
    • Materials science and engineering
    • Semiconductor materials
    • Other materials engineering
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Agricultural plant production
    • Horticultural production
Keywords
cotton fibre properties
 
Project description

The general purpose is the selection of novel cotton lines that produce fibre with improved reactivity, flammability, or moisture sorption. This project will develop the fundamental knowledge and small-scale tests that will allow optimizing the selection process towards the most relevant end-user properties.