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23 Oct | DNFI Award 2020: Bioplastic films from cotton to substitute plastics

Dr. Noureddine Abidi, Professor and Director, Fiber and Biopolymer Research Institute (FBRI), Texas Tech University, U.S.A., has won the 2020 Discover Natural Fibres Initiative Innovation Award. Dr. Abidi has developed a process to produce a plastic substitute from cotton by dissolving the fibres to form a gel which can be transformed into bioproducts, including (…)

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7 Oct | World Cotton Day on 7 October Highlights the Importance of Cotton for Development Policy

Press release Bremen, 7 October 2020. Stemming from a 2019 initiative of the African Cotton-4 countries Benin, Burkina Faso, Chad and Mali, World Cotton Day will take place this year on 7 October. The event is organised by the Geneva-based World Trade Organisation (WTO) and is supported by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of (…)

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29 Sep | Use of Stickiness Test Results for Trading Purposes

When present, stickiness causes drastic problems in processing and in yarn quality, hence it is important to evaluate the stickiness of cotton for trading. Based on their work in the ITMF International Committee on Cotton Testing Methods (ICCTM), the cooperation partners for the Stickiness Round Trial, CIRAD, Faserinstitut Bremen and ICA Bremen were asked (…)

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28 Sep | Nominations for the 2020 DNFI Award Received

A fascinating array of nominations for the Discover Natural Fibres Initiative (DNFI) Innovation in Natural Fibres Award 2020 were received by the deadline on 11 September, and eight finalists have been identified. Final judging is underway, and the winner of the 2020 Award will be announced in early October. The eight finalists for the (…)

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14 Sep | Webinar: Bitcoin & Blockchain Basics

The Bremen Cotton Exchange offers a webinar on bitcoin and blockchain basics on September 24th. The seminar will be held by the blockchain expert Leonard Pust within the project ‘Blockchain for GMO mediation in Organic Cotton’. In this research project, the Bremen Cotton Exchange examines the application and implementation of blockchains in the cotton (…)

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11 Sep | World Cotton Day on October 7th Celebrates Cotton

World Cotton Day is on October 7th, 2020. On this day the global cotton community is again going to draw attention to the significance of the raw material cotton by numerous local as well as virtual activities. Approximately 150 million people in about 80 countries make a living from cotton around the globe. Cotton (…)

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9 Sep | Aka-Tex Seminar on Cotton Basics in Bremen: Few Vacant Places

Following the big success of last year’s event, the Cologne Akademie für Textilveredlung (Academy on Textile Finishing) offers again a seminar on cotton basics collaborating with the Bremen Cotton Exchange. The one-day seminar on September 30, 2020 imparts basic as well as expert knowledge on the raw material cotton to employees of companies for (…)

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4 Sep | Annual Report 2019 published in English: First-Hand Cotton Facts

The English version of the latest Annual Report of the Bremen Cotton Exchange has been published. Among our members as well as in specialist and business circles, the report is regarded as indispensable reference work on essential questions relating to the raw material cotton. The Annual Report reviews the international cotton market 2019 providing (…)

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