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COTTON USA Seminar on “Cotton Processing & Synergy” at BUTEX



COTTON USA is recognized to have the best quality and competitive price in the market. Many mills in Bangladesh use US Cotton in their production. Recently Cotton Council International (CCI), USA held a seminar titled “Cotton Processing & Synergy” for the final year students of Yarn Engineering Department of Bangladesh University of Textiles (BUTEX) on 19th February, 2020. The first ever event of its kind held by CCI, the seminar was designed to engage the graduating students to learn and acquire knowledge on US Cotton before entering jobs in the industry. The students learned about US Cotton processing from the fields to the ginners and about automation and new technology in the industry.

Mr. A Matin Chowdhury, Managing Director, Malek Spinning Mills Ltd., a COTTON USA licensee and former President of Bangladesh Textile Mills Association, was the Guest speaker. He gave an overview on the current scenario of Bangladesh textile industry and reasons for using 100% US Cotton in his production to the students and shared tips on becoming good leaders in the industry.

Mr. Georgios Hatzioannou and Mr. Sunit Kumar Kalra, Senior Spinning Consultants, Gherzi Textile Organization of Switzerland; Mr. Neeraj Bhardwaj, Technical Consultant of CCI gave their presentations on cotton fiber, processing and spinning, the latest research on yarn manufacturing and how to achieve production efficiency and manufacture quality products with US Cotton.

Mr. Shabbir Ahmed Chowdhury, Managing Director of Asana Ventures- Consultants of Cotton Council International in Bangladesh, Prof. Dr. Hosne Ara Begum, Faculty of Textile Engineering, BUTEX; Ms. S.M. Farhana Iqbal, Head of the Department of Yarn Engineering, BUTEX; Ms. Proma Paromita, General Manager, Asana Ventures; Mr. Jamil Ansari, General Manager, Asana Ventures; Mr. M. A. Islam Riyadh, Editor, Textile Focus were present at the seminar. scc


About 70 students, faculty members and laboratory support staff of the yarn engineering
department attended the seminar and they expressed their gratitude to CCI for organizing the seminar. Faculty members asked CCI to hold such events at BUTEX.

This seminar was sponsored by Cotton Council International (CCI), the export promotion arm of the National Cotton Council of America (NCC), a non-profit trade association that has been promoting U.S. cotton fiber and cotton products around the globe for the past 60 years with their COTTON USA trademark. COTTON USA believes in producing cotton using the most sustainable methods in the world.

Mr. Shabbir Ahmed Chowdhury thanked the students and faculty members of BUTEX for their active participation. CCI’s job was to promote US Cotton, he said, adding that this event has imparted useful information on US Cotton and cotton manufacturing technology to the graduating students which would greatly benefit the students as they begin their career in garment and textile industry.