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German minister to open new cotton testing laboratory

Sep 01, 2015
German minister to open new cotton testing laboratory

ICA Bremen´s new and improved testing laboratory will be officially opened recently, by the German Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Dr Gerd Müller.

Based at its existing location in Bremen´s Cotton Exchange Building, the upgraded laboratory incorporates a new and improved range of state-of-the-art facilities to meet the growing demands of the global cotton and textile industry.

Jens Lukazcik, Director, ICA Bremen, said: ¨Leadership can not only be demonstrated by words, but by innovative action. As the leading institution for HVI testing it is our obligation to ensure that we provide the highest standards possible. We are very proud that this new lab will, once again, raise the bar and set another new level of excellence in HVI testing. We are delighted that Dr Müller, who started the Partnership for Sustainable Textiles in 2014, is able to join us to open this fantastic new facility.¨

Kai Hughes, ICA Bremen´s Managing Director adds: ¨By expanding and improving the existing ICA Bremen laboratory, we are better equipped to deal with the increasing testing and research requests we have been receiving. We are confident that the laboratory now has everything it needs to allow us to offer an even better service to the cotton and textile industry.¨

Improvements to the laboratory include the upgrading of facilities for pre-conditioning and conditioning of samples, improved capability to handle large orders and bigger volumes of samples and the capacity for instrument testing and manual classing to be performed in close proximity. The added space will allow for even more testing equipment in the future.