Association Membership

We are members of the AFCOT (Association Française Cotonnière), as referee, CCAST (commission des écarts) and member of the ACA. (African Cotton Association).

Our cotton expertise includes a range of services tailored to your most varied needs for your cotton business:

  • Inspection
  • Manual & instrumental grading
  • Audits & trainings
  • Sale of grading & analysis equipment
  • Laboratory solutions
  • Spinning and weaving project solutions

African cotton producers have trusted us for 60 years.


Our inspection experts carry out :

  • Checking weights and quantities on loading and unloading via our network of exclusive representatives in over 40 countries.
  • Damage assessment, representing insurers and sellers
  • Sampling
  • Litigation management for claims in accordance with current regulations: quality, damage or foreign bodies.
  • Third-party custody: storage of raw materials in secure warehouses


Our laboratory experts carry out fiber grading and analysis:

  • Traditional cotton grading
  • Preparation of sales type ranges
  • Continuous control of original gradings
  • Technological analysis of fiber in a laboratory meeting ISO-139 specifications (20°C +/- 2°C; 65% humidity +/- 4%), including :
    • USTER HVI 1000M1000 chain
    • H2SD (High Speed Stickiness Detector) to establish cotton stickiness rate
    • USTER Nep Tester measuring Neps content

Audit & Training

Our experts from the Audit & Training department will support your teams in upgrading their skills:

  • Training or refresher courses for grading operators on our premises or on site
  • Audit of classification rooms and analysis laboratories
  • Skills audit
  • Support for the construction or renovation of your classification rooms and laboratories

Grading and Analysis Equipment

Our experts in grading and analysis equipment will help you choose the best suited equipment to your needs and providing the highest levels of performance:

  • Marketing of :
    • Fiber technology analysis equipment: USTER-approved reseller
    • Equipment for classification rooms: lighting units, diffusers, neon lights
  • Installation and maintenance of laboratory equipment
  • USTER after-sales service French-speaking Africa
  • Maintenance contracts

Our teams are at your disposal to meet your needs.

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