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linters

[′lin·tərz]
(materials)
Short residual fibers that adhere to ginned cottonseed; used for making fabrics that do not require long fibers, as plastic fillers, and in the manufacture of cellulosic plastics.

Linters

 

the short fibers left on cottonseed after the long fibers are removed. Any quantity of cottonseed consists of 4 to 8 percent linters. After ginning, the linters are removed from the seed in two or three steps to increase the volume and to divide them into grades. The short fibers are used in the production of batting, artificial fibers, films, varnish, and explosives.

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