Training Course on ‘Fiber Technology: Lint Quality’ in Mali
Date: 15-17 October 2012
Venue: Koutiala - Mali

Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC) organised training on “Fiber Technology: Lint Quality” at the Malian Company for Textile Development (CMDT) in Koutiala, Mali, on 15-17 October 2012. The Course was provided by Mr. Idy Ka, an expert from Society for Development of Textile (SODEFITEX) in Senegal, and were attended by approximately 20 scientists dealing with cotton production in the Malian Company for Textile Development (CMDT).

The training course on “Fiber Technology: Lint Quality” mainly covered the following subjects:

  • Fiber Technology: Lint Quality
    • History of Cotton (Introduction)
    • Structure and chemical composition of cotton
    • Physical properties of cotton
  • Technological characteristics of cotton fiber Beneficial Insects
    • Measurement Methods technological characteristics of the cotton fiber
      • 2-1: Measurement of the length of the cotton fibers
      • 2-2: Measuring the uniformity of length: UI and UR%
      • 2-3: Index of the short fibers (IFC %)
      • 2-4: Toughness (Stengh - g / tex)
      • 2-5: Measurement of elongation (Elg-in %)
      • 2-6: Measurement Micronaire (MIC):
    • Finesse / Maturity
      • 2-7: Measure of Maturity (% PM and MR)
      • 2-8: Measurement of Finesse (H and HS MTEX)
      • 2-9: Measurement of colour (Rd, + b) and colour grade
      • 2-10: Measurement Trash
      • 2-11: Measuring the moisture or water content
      • 2-12: Reliability Index (SCI) Pests species 
  • Sources of Change in Technology Features of Cotton Fiber
  • Presentation : Technical Way and Impact on Quality of Cotton Fiber: Case of Senegal
    • Other Matters
    • Evaluation and closing of the training


  • The physical properties of cotton fiber (French)
  • The characterization of cotton fiber (French)
  • Technical itineraries of cotton – Sénégal (French)