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Future Cotton Industry Leaders Visit Cotton Incorporated

CCI accompanied American Cotton Shippers Association (ACSA) International Cotton Institute students on a trip to Cotton Incorporated's worldwide headquarters in Cary, NC, where they observed various fiber and textile processing technologies. Thirty-seven students from 14 countries participated.

The 2013 International Cotton Institute is an eight-week residential program designed to provide a basic education in all aspects of the cotton industry.

In North Carolina, the students participated in discussions with industry experts. Topics included: corporate innovation, the cotton market outlook, non-traditional markets, new product development, marketing success stories and an overview of product implementation.

The group also observed machinery including: spinning, weaving, knitting, dyeing, garment design software, special applications and treatments, screen printing and finishing. Laboratory tours introduced new research and technologies in the fields of fiber processing, product development, dyeing and finishing, and product evaluation.

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