The objective of this study was to identify one or more techniques that could be used, or developed, to identify the origins of cotton fabric. CPL assessed various analytical techniques and advised our client on likely costs required for routine testing of samples.

Table of Contents:

Summary

Objectives

Principal Findings

  • What to Analyse
  • Which Methods to Use

Recommendation

Introduction

Cotton and Cotton Processing

Origin of Cotton and Cotton Markets

Tagging of Cotton

Analytical Options

  • Overview
  • Elemental and Stable Isotopic Analysis
  • Radioactive Isotopes
  • SNIF-NMR
  • Physical Appearance
  • Wet Chemistry

Results, References and Databases

Overall Technical Approach

Costs

Service Providers

Contacts

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