Cotton classing & testing training


what is ICA Bremen's classing & testing training?

A six day, comprehensive training programme concentrating purely on quality issues in raw cotton. It will provide you with thorough training - from the classification of cotton from various growths to practical HVI training on the latest Uster 1000 Machine or Premier ART2, as well as information on other testing equipment.

With a maximum of sixteen participants taking part, the programme promises a more interactive and personal learning experience. We also have the flexibility to tailor the course to meet many special requirements.


who should attend?

The programme is aimed at individuals who wish to gain an in-depth knowledge in cotton classing and testing and is particularly suitable for merchants, growers and the textile industry.


what is included in the programme?

The programme incorporates a wide range of topics delivered 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 your qualification in cotton classification.


where and when is the next course taking place?

The next programme will run in June / July at Bremer Baumwollboerse (BBB) in Bremen, Germany. The exact date is yet to be confirmed.


what is the cost?

The ticket price for the 2018 training programme is yet to be confirmed. As a guideline, please see below for the 2017 ticket prices...

For ICA or BBB members, the cost was €900 (+VAT where applicable). For non-members the cost was €1,100 (+VAT where applicable).

Ticket prices included training and training materials; refreshments on working days; a visit to the local warehouse; a welcome meal on the first day and a farewell meal towards the end of the course.

Please note: these costs were exclusive of accommodation.


what about accommodation?

We will secure a limited number of rooms at an agreed rate for our delegates. Full details will be confirmed once registration opens.


how can you apply?

Registration is currently closed. If you would like to add your name to the 2018 interested list, please email


thank you to our 2017 training sponsor...

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