Fibres below 12.5 mm in length neither contributes to quality or strength of the yarn. The higher presence of Short fibres in roving becomes a nightmare for spinners particularly when we face problems for minimum number of fibres required in the cross section to spin a particular count.
We have been witnessing a steady increase in the Short fibres in the cotton being traded and supplied in the recent times. Is this the next big problem the cotton spinners will be facing after decades of issues related to contamination? At least we have partially solved the contamination issue with various initiatives both in farming, Ginning and spinning side.
Factors such as increasing concern towards the adverse impact of synthetic fibers combined with the growing emphasis on reducing the usage of plastic-based materials are expected to fuel the growth of the Cotton Textile Industry.