K0115 Techniques to Identify Cotton Sources

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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