Cotton Incorporated Lends Support To HueMetrix

Cotton Incorporated, Cary, N.C., will assist HueMetrix Inc., Raleigh, N.C., in the commercial
development of its Right First Time dyeing systems by making available its laboratory and pilot
plant facilities and equipment. Right First Time systems are designed to optimize the dyeing
process through dye exhaustion monitoring and shade control
Printing and Finishing News
, February 2005)

According to Cotton Incorporated, the systems increase shade consistency in cotton-based goods
and lower the operational costs of dyeing them.

“We are impressed by HueMetrix’s technology, and believe it will help the cotton industry by
enabling dyers to better control their exhaustion processes to more effectively and efficiently dye
cotton products,” said Don Bailey, vice president, Textile Research and Implementation, Cotton

May 2005