Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / ITC becomes Fiber and Biopolymer Research Institute
ITC becomes Fiber and Biopolymer Research Institute
23
Jul '08
In a move to better reflect the increasingly sophisticated molecular cotton and fiber research conducted through its facilities, Texas Tech University's International Textile Center announced (June 26) its decision to change its name to the Fiber and Biopolymer Research Institute (FBRI).

This follows the review and approval of College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Dean John Burns, Provost William Marcy and other Texas Tech officials.

Research Mission. “The new name was chosen to better communicate our research mission,” said M. Dean Ethridge, FBRI's managing director.

“Our efforts to enhance the economic value of cotton as an industrial raw material have increasingly involved research at the structural and molecular levels.

“From a structural/molecular viewpoint, cotton is an iconic example of a biopolymer. We believe that the decisive technological advances of the future will come from such research and we are determined to help achieve breakthroughs that will secure cotton's future as a dominant global fiber, as well as Texas' position as a major supplier to the global market.”

Recent Renovation. Additionally, the FBRI building has undergone recent renovation—enlarging the Materials Evaluation Laboratory and creating the institute's new Biopolymer Research Laboratory.

The Biopolymer Research Laboratory is fundamental to the FBRI's longstanding mission to add value to natural fibers produced in Texas and an integral part of a growing collaboration with plant breeders, geneticists and biotechnologists.

As always, the knowledge gleaned in the newly improved fiber and biopolymer research laboratories is verified and augmented by the yarn spinning and other processing laboratories at the facility.

Texas Tech University

Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 30th May 2017

Russian regions driving forward light industry & fashion

Russian regions, especially Ivanovo and St. Petersburg, are turning...

Courtesy: Dollar Industries

Apparel/Garments | On 30th May 2017

Dollar Industries registers Rs 906 cr turnover in FY17

Hosiery major Dollar Industries Limited registered a turnover of Rs...

Courtesy: Pan Brothers

Apparel/Garments | On 30th May 2017

Pan Brothers to set up 2 new garment factories

PT Pan Brothers Tbk plans to increase its production capacity by...

Interviews View All

Karan Suratwala
Key Textile Accessories Private Limited

Chinese imports are destroying the supply chain

Yash Agarwal
Hitansh Online

Every market region has its own culture and trends

Viral Desai
Zenitex Mill Pvt Ltd

Full of green energy

Suresh Patel
Sidwin Fabric

Sidwin Fabric is a manufacturer and exporter of polypropylene textiles and ...

Mark Paterson
Technical Absorbents Ltd

Mark Paterson, R&D manager of Technical Absorbents Ltd talks about Super...

Paolo Ocleppo
Sandvik Hyperion

Paolo Ocleppo, Rotary Cutting Segment manager, Sandvik Hyperion discusses...

Robert Brunner
Devereux

Golfwear and menswear brand Devereux is set for greener pastures. Robert...

Karan Arora
Karan Arora

Bridal couture created with rich Indian heritage, exquisite craftsmanship...

Sonam & Paras Modi
SVA

Sonam and Paras Modi's Sva Couture is synonymous with head-turning...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

news category


Related Categories:
May 2017

May 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search