8. July 2022 / ICA Bremen: ‚Cotton Classing & Testing‘

The popular ICA Bremen 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. The international participants from different areas of the cotton supply chain came from Europe, Asia and South America.

Participants and trainers of this year‘s ‚Cotton Classing & Testing‘ course in front the Bremen Cotton Exchange building

The training incorporated a wide range of modules – from the classing of cotton from various growths to practical HVI training on the latest Uster 1000 and Premier ART2 machines. The training in the ICA Bremen laboratory was conducted by Axel Drieling, Faserinstitut Bremen e.V. Karsten Fröse, ICA Bremen, introduced the participants to the manual classing of cotton.

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 programme also included social activities allowing delegates the opportunity for exchange and 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 in the website of ICA Bremen:


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