for cotton protection against contamination and foreign matters
With the beginning of
the year 200, we enforced the following strict steps to eliminate contamination
and foreign matters from Egyptian cotton:
During the picking
- Avoid cotton
harvesting in plastic bags, to avoid contamination with propylene.
- Follow the improved
system of harvesting, which implies many stages.
- Spread cotton in open
air and sunshine before packing to ensure the volatile of dew.
- Use cotton thread in
sewing sacks and avoid using plastic materials or propylene.
- Put cotton bags in
open air over wooden salvers to avoid direct stacking on the floor.
- Avoid the presence of
foreign materials in the grinning stage by special handling while
opening cotton bags.
- Use new steel tapes
in belting bales.
- Cover cotton with
oilcloth during transport from the gins until reaching the presses
in Alexandria to be pressed in bales.
During pressing stage
- Use manual farfara
before operating mechanical farfara and clean cotton from foreign
- Use a magnet in
picking nails or steel tape parts or other steel items.
- Workers should be
dressed in cotton uniforms composed of a coat, head cover and using
a cotton bag to gather foreign materials during farfara.
- Spread cotton on
farfara bed to be able to detect foreign materials.
- Rap bales in new
Stuffing at loading port:
stuffing process happens at the port of loading, and preparing
cotton for exporting.
Then, assurance on the quality of covers for bales,
this stage is the final stage for the shipping process and done
under supervision of specialists in this field.
overall processes end with shipping cotton and stuffing it in
containers which in turn stuffing on board of the carrying vessel to
be oriented to the port of the discharge.