Newsline-National | May 2014
ITMF-ICCTM guidelines updated
The ITMF International Committee on Cotton Testing Methods (ICCTM) approved updates to the guidelines for standardised instrument testing of cotton during its meeting in Bremen, Germany on 18 March 2014. The guidelines are a joint effort by the International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC) Task Force on Commercial Standardization of Instrument Testing of Cotton (CSITC) and the ICCTM.
The guidelines provide specific instructions on the conditioning of cotton samples, operation of instruments and instrument testing laboratories and the handling of data in the evaluation of the quality of cotton fibre. The purpose of the guidelines are to assure standardised testing procedures so as to ensure results that are accurate, precise and repeatable and are thus useable by the cotton and cotton textile value chains in both the marketing and use of cotton fibre.
The Guidelines are available in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. Copies are available at www.itmf.org and www.csitc.org.