Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / FiberTyping can verify fiber content of cotton products
FiberTyping can verify fiber content of cotton products
05
May '10
Applied DNA Sciences, Inc., a provider of DNA-based security solutions, announced that FiberTyping has been launched as a commercial assay that can be used to verify the fiber content of cotton products worldwide.

All cottons are not created equal. The distinction between different species of cotton is what separates ELS (Gossypium barbadense) cotton from Upland (Gossypium hirsutum) cotton. FiberTyping is a Cotton Authentication DNA test, developed in collaboration with Supima, that has been utilized in trials by several well-established retailers and manufacturers around the world. This test has been blind-test validated. The commercial launch of FiberTyping should solidify APDN as the leader in DNA authentication of cotton fiber content.

Global cotton production exceeds 50 billion pounds per year. According to The US Cotton Market Monthly Economic Letter (12 April 2010), the four largest producers are: China (31%), India (23%), US (12%) and Pakistan (10%). Recently, Applied DNA has completed FiberTyping for customers based in the US, China, Hong Kong and India.

"We believe that by authenticating the fiber content for cotton before it reaches the retailer or end consumer is a big step in the right direction. By assuring quality, everyone along the supply chain is protected. FiberTyping provides a means to ensure that premium cotton labels contain premium fibers. We believe that the potential to test a wide range of cotton products represents a significant opportunity for FiberTyping to be incorporated into Quality Assurance and Control Programs for cotton on a global scale," stated Dr. James A. Hayward, CEO of APDN.

The advantages offered with FiberTyping are the abilities to:

• authenticate cotton content in finished products
• assure quality control at any stage of the cotton manufacturing process
• ensure brand protection
• provide confidence at the retail level.

Cotton classification is an issue of global significance, important to brand owners and to governments that must regulate international cotton trade. The identification of the fiber content of finished textiles provides a significant opportunity for license holders to control their brands and for governments to improve their ability to enforce compliance with international trade agreements.

Cotton is an integral part of the US textile manufacturing sector's rapid growth. Annual business revenue stimulated by cotton in the US economy exceeds $120 billion, making cotton America's number one value-added crop. Globally, the total cotton testing market includes retailers, manufacturers and government regulators who are responsible for compliance with labeling and international trade agreements. The application of FiberTyping is also relevant to premium cotton fibers across the globe including extra long staple Supima, Egyptian Giza cotton and Peruvian cotton.

Under the Textile Act, a textile fiber product is misbranded and subject to fines and penalties if it is falsely or deceptively stamped, tagged, labeled, invoiced or otherwise identified.

In the largest civil penalty ever obtained in a Textile Act case, WestPoint-Stevens agreed to settle FTC charges that it violated the Textile Fiber Products Identification Act (Textile Act) by misbranding and mislabeled the proportion of Pima cotton contained in the sheets and towels it manufactured and sold. The company, one of the biggest US textile manufacturers, agreed to pay a civil penalty of $360,000 to settle these charges.

Applied DNA Sciences Inc


Must ReadView All

Courtesy: Beaulieu Yarns

Textiles | On 17th Jan 2018

Beaulieu Yarns unveils EqoBalance yarn at Domotex

Beaulieu Yarns, the supplier of high-quality synthetic polyamide and...

5.5% rise in US holiday retail sale, exceeds expectations

Apparel/Garments | On 17th Jan 2018

5.5% rise in US holiday retail sale, exceeds expectations

US holiday sales in November-December last rose by 5.5 per cent to...

West Bengal to showcase Metiabruz as RMG hub at BGBS 2018

Apparel/Garments | On 17th Jan 2018

West Bengal to showcase Metiabruz as RMG hub at BGBS 2018

To double exports of readymade garments (RMG) in the next three...

Interviews View All

Spokesperson
Hugo Boss

'Hugo Boss works with carefully selected sourcing partners'

Kamlesh Vaghela
RK Textiles

Very few machinery manufacturers have R&D units

Anshul Sood
Oceedee

‘Indian footwear market is nascent and largely a trend follower’

Vikas Banduke

Softech Controls Private Limited (SCPL) is a part of the Cotmac Group, an...

C Dhandayuthapani

MAG Solvics Private Limited was established in 1991 to design and develop...

Harmeet Singh

New Delhi-based Jogindra Industries Private Limited provides an assortment ...

Johan Berlin
InvestKonsult Sweden AB

Investkonsult Sweden AB has been buying and selling second-hand textile...

Ashok Desai
Bombay Textile Research Association

Bombay Textile Research Association (BTRA) is a leading name in textile...

Mark Paterson
Technical Absorbents Ltd

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

Sonam & Paras Modi
SVA

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

Sidharth Sinha
Sidharth Sinha

<b>Sidharth Sinha</b> has contributed to the successful rebirth and...

Silvia Venturini Fendi
Fendi s.r.l

"Yes, my confidence and positive attitude are my strengths and should be...

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

January 2018

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

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes
68.8%
No
13.5%
Skip
17.7%

Total Votes: 96

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes
63.5%
No
29.2%
Skip
7.3%

Total Votes: 96

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes
87.5%
No
9.4%
Skip
3.1%

Total Votes: 96

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.

Active Poll

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes
82.3%
No
8.3%
Skip
9.4%

Total Votes: 96


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