Sticky cotton

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Cotton that sticks to roller surfaces, especially at a card or drawframe, causing difficulties in processing or even making the material impossible to process without special precautions. Causes of cotton fibre stickiness range from contamination with cotton seed oil or the pesticides and defoliants used during cotton growing, to the presence of bacteria and fungi or of different types of sugars. The best known cause of sticky cotton is honeydew .

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