Cotton USA, leading U.S. cotton fiber promoter and manufacturer of cotton products, arranged a technical seminar on ‘Engaging Technology to Maximize Profits’ on 6th October 2021 at Radisson Blu Water Garden Hotel in the Capital.
This program was aimed to show the technology implementation from fiber selection to processing uphold the next level of business transformation for greater profitability, improved yarn quality, productivity and the latest techniques by Cotton USA.
In the welcome remarks, Ali Arsalan, Managing Director of Atiya Consulting and CCI Consultants and Representative in Bangladesh thanked the Cotton USA Licensees and US Trust Protocol Members to remind them that Cotton USA Solutions Team is available to visit factory free of charge, for any issues at their mills like from Bale Management to Processing.
In the seminar, around 175 representatives from 70 top spinning mills in Bangladesh were present and another 200 joined in online. Bangladesh Textile Mills Association (BTMA) President Mohammad Ali Khokon also joined the program virtually and shared his remarks in the seminar.
Roger Gilmartin, Cotton Council International (CCI) Special Advisor and Managing Director of Triblends Consultants Ltd. shared the environmental footprints and cost difference of US Cotton with cotton from Brazil and West Africa.
Roger showed that the final cost per pound of the garments made from US Cotton is significantly lower than that the other cotton. Also, carbon emission is much lower for US Cotton processing from fiber to final garment.
Thavasi Vijayakumar, CCI Technical Consultant depicted fiber selection insights from Cotton USA Mill MasteryR Course for a spinning mill. He showed how to perform proper fiber selection to avoid advanced problems and losses. Vijaykumar also showed the cotton bale inventory management system for a mill.
It has been designed in such a way if anyone gives details about what kind of product he/she would like to manufacture, he/she will get all details on the fiber he/she needs to select. Mill MasteryR Course has 17 modules covering 24 different subjects.
Neeraj Bhardwaj, CCI Technical Consultant described the importance of Bale Management for cotton bale laydowns. As raw material represents 60-70% of the input costs at a spinning mill, proper Bale Management can give substantial ease to the spinners in the process.
Giuseppe Lombardo, Head of Technology OG Graf Card Clothing shared their latest innovation new card clothing sets for the highest nep reduction efficiency. Graf and Bräcker was the industry partner of the seminar.
Later on, Vijay Annanth, CCI Sr. Technologist showed a presentation on ring traveler combinations for the highest spinning output. Finally, Dr. Tausif Mohammad, CCI Technical Consultant also showed a presentation on technical and financial comparison of machine and hand-harvested cotton.
The closing remarks of the knowledge-sharing session were delivered by CCI Bangladesh representative Ali Arsalan.
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