The following article is from this Week’s edition of Cotton’s Week:
Purchasers of round module wrap are encouraged to purchase wrap material that meets the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) Cotton Module Cover Material Performance Standard. To inform the purchase decision, the NCC maintains a database of approved wrap products on its website at www.cotton.org/tech/quality/approved-rmw-products.cfm.
The ASABE standard was developed to protect the industry against inferior wrap products that are entering the U.S. market. Round module wrap not meeting this standard may neither perform as intended nor protect stored seed cotton from quantity/quality losses. Specifically, these inferior products may increase the chances of plastic contamination entering seed cotton and ginned lint.
The standard was developed using measurements from wrap products that perform at levels acceptable to the U.S. cotton industry. Additional information regarding the standard can be found on NCC’s website at www.cotton.org/tech/quality/upload/RMW-Spec-Details.pdf.