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Welcome to the Fiber and Biopolymer Research Institute of the Department of Plant and Soil Science at Texas Tech University. We are committed to serving the research needs of manufacturers, cotton breeders and public agencies. In addition, our academic programs, in conjunctions with other colleges at Tech are continually in progress. The Fiber and Biopolymer Research Institute research is changing the way the world talks about Fiber Quality

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Hequet set to take helm of Texas Tech’s Department of Plant and Soil Science

An internationally-recognized leader in cotton fiber research has been named the new chairman of Texas Tech University’s Department of Plant and Soil Science today (June 3), according to officials with the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. Eric Hequet takes the helm of the highly successful agricultural academic unit on Sept 1.

A nationally-known researcher in cotton fiber research has been named associate director of Texas Tech University’s Fiber and Biopolymer Research Institute, according to officials within the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. Noureddine Abidi, currently serves as manager of the facility’s Biopolymer Research Laboratory.

Texas Tech’s Fiber and Biopolymer Research Institute announced today (Aug. 14) that a research project was awarded more than $470,000 in funding by the Wal-Mart Foundation. The study, titled “Foam Indigo Dyeing of Cotton Yarns: Machine Design and Process Control,” is aimed at reducing the amount of water, contaminants, time, labor, floor space and expense needed to apply indigo dye to denim yarns.

Even though cotton prices have reached historic heights in the past PHP has encountered an Access Violation at 01C373CDyear, Texas Tech researchers said West Texas needs to continue developing higher-quality fiber to stay ahead of growing competition overseas and maintain a strong, long-lasting market for farmers.