Central Textiles Licenses Cotton Incorporateds EFS System

Central Textiles LicensesCotton Incorporated’s EFS® System
Hong Kong-based Central Textiles (Hong Kong) Ltd. announced that it has implemented U.S.-based Cotton Incorporated’s Engineered Fiber Selection® (EFS®) Cotton Fiber Management System. The company is the first licensee of the software in Hong Kong and China.With an established 57,000-square-meter spinning mill and another near completion in China’s Guangdong province, Central Textiles buys 250,000 bales of U.S. cotton annually and employs about 1,500 people.“The major purpose is to bring the consistency of yarn qualities to new levels, have better management of our cotton mix, and have higher machine efficiency in the mills,”said Leo Yung, general manager, Central Textiles.“Now with EFS, we will know the quality of each and every bale, the averages of our stocks, and the variation of changes of cotton qualities in the cotton mix over time. We can then pick bales from different quality categories for use to form a cotton mix so there is very even running in qualities day by day, week by week, month by month.”Launched in 1982, the EFS Cotton Management System has since evolved into its current line of Engineered Fiber Selection software. It allows mills, merchants and gins to benefit from the availability of High Volume Instrument (HVI) data provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The United States is the only country in the world that evaluates each bale of its cotton for key properties and labels it with the USDA HVI data.In addition to the United States, the EFS system is in use around the world at mills in the United Kingdom, Indonesia,Thailand,Turkey, Mexico, Canada, Korea, Italy, the Philippines, and Portugal.
September/October 2005