Continental Eagle Corporation of Prattville, AL, and JSC Kazakhstan Makhtasi have signed an agreement to build a new cotton seed acid delinting facility in the southern cotton growing region of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
“The importance of enhancing the basic seed quality in any agriculture crop at its maturity cannot be over-emphasized. Continental Eagle’s Dilute Sulfuric Acid Delinting equipment will improve Kazakhstan’s cotton seed quality and greatly influence their cotton production,” said Roger Fermon, President of Continental Eagle Corporation.
The project consists of six Continental Eagle Dilute Sulfuric Acid cotton seed Delinting Dryer/Buffers, an acid reactor, seed cleaner, specific gravity separator with various bins, tanks, heaters, fans, seed bagging and a chemical seed protectant application station. The state-of-the-art installation adheres to all the latest safety and pollution control standards.
David Mrozinski, Vice President of International Sales said: ”We have been significantly increasing our business activities in Central Asia since 2003. Through these efforts, Continental has developed an excellent working relationship with Kazmakhta that led to this second project supplied in just two years. A modern two-stand cotton ginning facility was installed and successfully commissioned in 2008. A larger three-stand gin plant with our IMPCO mechanical delinting line was supplied and commissioned in neighboring Turkmenistan in late 2007.”
Kazmakhta is a procurement, storage and processor of raw cotton and other agricultural raw materials used to produce non-consumer and consumer goods.
Since 1832, Continental Eagle has been one of the world’s leaders in the design and manufacture of machines and systems for fiber industries. Continental Eagle’s IMPCO division is a major supplier of cotton seed delinting and decorticating systems for the removal of residual lint and hulls prior to oil extraction. The seed-conditioning department specializes in the design and supply of acid delinting facilities for the removal of lint and treatment of cotton seed for planting.