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FACS professor will use USDA funds for cotton fiber project

Gajanan Bhat, Georgia Athletic Association Professor of Fibers and Textiles in the College of Family and Consumer Sciences, received $100,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Services for a project that will incorporate cotton fibers in the production of elastic nonwoven materials.

Nonwoven products can be engineered for a variety of functions including filtration, hygiene and medical uses. This research will expand markets and opportunities for cotton as well as improving performance properties and exploring new applications for nonwovens.