Cotton Industry Sets Voluntary Wrap Standards
The cotton industry is moving forward on a standard for round module wrap. According to Lauren Krogman, Manager of Marketing and Processing Technology for the National Cotton Council, new policy was added during their 2021 annual meeting…
“This standard addressed key properties around module wrap such as tinsel strength, abrasion resistance, puncture resistance, adhesive properties, and colors that can be easily detected.”
According to Krogman, the standard was created to address inferior wrap that was beginning to come into the marketplace. This wrap was unable to withstand climate and harvest conditions ultimately leading to increased amounts of plastic contaminations.
On February 15th of 2022, the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers fully approved and released the updated S615.2 Cotton Module Cover Material Performance Standards.
“Although this is a voluntary standard, the Council urges all producers to consider only purchasing wrap that has met or exceeded the standards developed.”
Moving forward, the National Cotton Council will be the depository for the names of manufacturers who meet these minimum standards.