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CCI Launches the COTTON USA Mill Performance Index™ at ITMA 2023, A Groundbreaking Mill Benchmarking Tool that Proves U.S. Cotton’s Superiority

Europe, Global

An essential new benchmarking tool for spinning mills launches today at ITMA 2023 that allows mills to evaluate their performance vis-à-vis others and definitively show the positive impact of U.S. cotton: the COTTON USA Mill Performance Index™.

"The benchmarking capability of this tool from Cotton Council International (CCI) has the potential to transform a mill’s performance," said CCI Executive Director Bruce Atherley. “The COTTON USA Mill Performance Index™ shows how mills compare to their direct competition and how sourcing U.S. cotton ultimately increases productivity and provides higher yields. Visit Stand H2-A303 at ITMA 2023 today to meet our COTTON USA SOLUTIONS® team and learn more.”

The COTTON USA Mill Performance Index™ (patent pending) anonymously collects data from participating spinning mills and gives performance measurements across five key cost drivers: material yield, machine productivity, labor productivity, efficiency management and energy management. Data security is a top priority, and anonymity is guaranteed.

The launch of this exclusive tool at ITMA 2023, the world’s largest international textile and garment technology exhibition, follows a successful pilot program of the COTTON USA Mill Performance Index™ involving 47 mills across 13 countries. The pilots showed that U.S. cotton increased labor productivity and lead to better running conditions/less ends down, higher yield in combed and carded yarns, higher machine productivity and higher spindle speed.

The COTTON USA Mill Performance Index™ is available on an invitation-only basis to spinning mills that are members of the U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol® and consume at least 10,000 bales of U.S. Upland and Supima cotton.

Interested in learning more about how the COTTON USA Mill Performance Index™ can improve your mill’s performance with U.S. cotton? Visit our COTTON USA SOLUTIONS® stand at ITMA 2023 or contact your local CCI representative via