ICA Bremen will be holding its Cotton Classing and Testing training program from May 28 to June 5 in Bremen, Germany.
The program, created in 2011, is a unique and comprehensive seminar that concentrates on quality issues in raw cotton. The week-long course covers the following modules:
• Influence of cotton planting up to bale pressing on grading
• Overview and evaluation of visual quality parameters
• Introduction to universal standards system and world standards
• Introduction to visual grading and staple pulling
• Training of visual classing of U.S. standards
• Visual classing of standards of different origins
• Typical parameters of different important origins
• Classing various origins
• Use of value differences
• Cotton fibers and fiber properties
• Importance of fiber properties in cotton production and processing
• Cotton properties and testing instruments
• Influences on test results
• Verification of instrument test results
• Cotton testing on Uster HVI 1000
• Cotton testing on Premier ART2
• Cotton testing on additional testing instruments
The course is led by industry experts from ICA Bremen and the Bremen Fibre Institute (FIBRE). Participants will receive a certificate at the end of the course from ICA Bremen which will act as proof of qualification in cotton classification.
ICA highly recommends early booking because only 12 participants will be accepted.
For more information, visit www.ica-ltd.org.