- CCI launches COTTON USA Mill Performance Index™ at ITMA 2023, an innovative spinning mill benchmarking tool that demonstrates the superiority of US cotton.
MILAN, June 8, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- An essential new benchmarking tool for spinning mills is launching today at ITMA 2023 allowing mills to assess their performance against others and definitively show the positive impact of US cotton: the COTTON USA Mill Performance Index™.
"The benchmarking capabilities of this Cotton Council International (CCI) tool have the potential to transform mill performance," said CCI CEO Bruce Atherley. "The COTTON USA Mill Performance Index™ shows how mills compare to their direct competition and how sourcing American cotton ultimately increases productivity and provides higher yields."
The COTTON USA Mill Performance Index™ (patent pending) anonymously collects data from participating spinning mills and provides performance measurements across five key cost drivers: material yield, machine productivity, hand productivity construction, efficiency management and energy management. Data security is an absolute priority, and anonymity is guaranteed.
The launch of this exclusive tool at ITMA 2023, the world's largest international fair for textile and clothing technology, follows the success of a pilot program involving 47 factories from 13 countries. The pilot program demonstrated that US cotton increased labor productivity and resulted in better running conditions/fewer dropped ends, higher combed and carded yarn yields, higher machine productivity, and higher spindle speed.
The COTTON USA Mill Performance Index™ is available by invitation only to mills that are members of the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol® and consume at least 10,000 bales of U.S. cotton. Upland and Supima.
Visit the COTTON USA SOLUTIONS® team at Booth H2-A303 at ITMA 2023 to learn more about how the COTTON USA Mill Performance Index™ can improve mill performance with US cotton or contact a CCI representative via www.cottonusa.org/contact-form.
About COTTON COUNCIL INTERNATIONAL (CCI): CCI is a not-for-profit trade association that promotes American cotton fiber and cotton products made around the world under our COTTON USA™ brand. Our reach extends to more than 50 countries through 20 offices around the world. With over 65 years of experience, CCI's mission is to make US cotton the fiber of choice for manufacturers, brands/retailers, and consumers, with superior added value that drives profitability throughout the cotton industry. US and fuel the growth of exports of fiber, yarn and other cotton products. For more information visit cottonusa.org.
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