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CSITC Round Trials

CSITC Round Trials for the Commercial Standardization of Instrument Testing of Cotton (CSITC)

Motivation und Ziel

The demands for objective and reliable cotton fiber test results are increasing rapidly and more and more countries are integrating instrument based data in cotton production, trading and processing. The availability of high volume cotton testing instruments solely is not sufficient to produce reliable test values. Examples from all over the world show that without certified testing procedures, suitable testing conditions and result verification, the results will be disregarded and therefore are worthless. The results have to be reliable and at an internationally agreed level.
One of the most important missions of the ICAC Task Force on Commercial Standardization of Instrument Testing of Cotton (CSITC) is to check the reliability of cotton testing laboratories and the test results provided by the laboratories. Since 2007, specific CSITC Round Trials allow the laboratories to demonstrate their capability to meet recommended standards. Additionally, CSITC Round Trials help them to achieve more accurate results. The Round Trial system was developed in co-operation between the Faserinstitut Bremen e.V. (FIBRE) and the USDA-AMS. It is headed by the International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC), and it is conducted regularly in co-operation between the USDA-AMS (sample dispatch) and FIBRE (evaluation).

Ansprechpartner: Axel Drieling