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Ultrasound Used In Processing Cotton

posted on February 7, 2003

Ultrasound – the new "heartbeat" of textile techniques.

Ultrasound, long used for detecting a pregnancy's progress, may soon be used to speed up cotton processing.

USDA research has found that ultrasound can intensify enzyme activity during several different treatments of cotton fibers.

Introducing ultrasonic energy during enzymatic treatments of cotton fabric results in shorter processing times, less consumption of expensive enzymes, less fiber damage and better uniformity of treatment to the fabric.

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