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2017 Annual Meeting | Oct. 22-25 | Tampa, FL

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Division: ASA Section: Agronomic Production Systems

Title: Symposium--Improving the Competitiveness of Natural Fibers to Increase Market Share

Organizer: Eric F Hequet
Moderator: Eric F Hequet
Lead Community Sponsor: Cotton and Other Fibers Community
Community Cosponsor:
Format: Oral Symposium
Keywords: competition, market share and natural fibers

Session Description: The symposium on “Improving the competitiveness of natural fibers to increase market share” will concentrate on three main topics: ·  Global overview of the world situation with natural and man-made fibers. Why the downward trend in natural fibers consumption worldwide?·  Environmental impact of man-made fibers vs. natural fibers (pollution, microfibers problem, etc.). ·  How far can we go to modify drastically natural fibers (specifically cotton) to better compete with man-made fibers)?