Executive Summary

The increased success of Australias cotton in the Asian market has increased the focus on its quality. If Australia is to maintain and grow its quality customer base it will need to extend the description of its product beyond the current USDA classing and shipper type models and define the fibre more in terms of Australias customers needs. In order to understand the current needs of its customers, the Australian Cotton Industry through the CSIRO Textile and Fibre Technology Division (CTFT) and with the support of the Australian Cotton Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) and the Australian Cotton Shippers Association (ACSA) conducted a survey during 2002 and 2003 to determine how customers of Australian cotton, i.e. spinning mills, perceived the quality of Australian cotton fibre.

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Originally published at: CSIRO Textile & Fibre Technology

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