The six-day programme took place in Bremen, Germany from 10 – 17 May and was delivered by industry experts from ICA Bremen and the Bremen Fibre Institute (FIBRE). The training concentrated purely on quality issues in raw cotton.
During their visit to Bremen, delegates completed training in the ICA Bremen laboratory by Axel Dreiling, with Karsten Froese (ICA Bremen) demonstrating the manual testing area.
Speaking on this visit, Bill Kingdon (ICA Bremen Managing Director) said: “It is brilliant to see the return of in-person training for the Cotton Classing and Testing Training. The course is an excellent opportunity for cotton professionals to learn about classing and testing from industry experts and paves the way for quality training.”
The training incorporated a wide range of modules – from the classification of cotton from various growths to practical HVI training on the latest Uster 1000 and Premier ART2 machines. It also included a welcome meal and a farewell meal allowing delegates the perfect opportunity to network with their fellow delegates.
The next ‘Cotton Classing & Testing’ training programme will take place in 2023 – the exact date is yet to be confirmed.
Find out more about Cotton Classing and Testing here >