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Silk Reeling and Testing Manual

FAO Agricultural Services Bulletin No. 136

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Food & Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Rome, Italy
Published: 31st Aug 1999
Dimensions: w 152mm h 229mm d 7mm
ISBN-10: 9251042934
ISBN-13: 9789251042939
Barcode No: 9789251042939
ISSN: 1010-1365
The continuous improvement and effective dissemination of the technology for silk reeling and testing are vital in meeting the ever increasing demand for quality raw silk throughout the world. This bulletin covers a wide range of techniques in the silk reeling industry. Details are given in each chapter on the handling of fresh cocoons, drying and storage of cocoons, cocoon boiling and reeling, raw silk-reeling and finishing, water quantity and quality, utilization of by-products and maintenance of the machinery used. An appendix illustrates the silkworm processes from larva to final production of silk.

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