International woollen mills and garment makers are expected to be among the first to place orders for new instruments that can measure the prickle factor in wool.
Blue-sky research aimed at guaranteeing the comfort of wool to the consumer is now a commercial reality, with the Australian Wool Testing Authority (AWTA) today launching the Wool ComfortMeter and Wool HandleMeter.
Developed by Australia’s Cooperative Research Centre for Sheep Industry Innovation (Sheep CRC), the technology is set to revolutionise the production and marketing of wool garments, with strong interest already received from leading fashion and sports brands, as well as wool processors and mills.
The monthly comparisons of Total Lots, Bales and Weight for April 2014 compared with the same period last season are -21.2%, -19.5% and -19.0% respectively.
Effective 1st May 2014 Agrifood Technology commenced the exciting new phase of managing the on-site Laboratory testing for Langdon Ingredients.
Langdon Ingredients is an international supplier of quality ingredients, services and niche food products to branded food manufacturers. Through product development, leveraging integrated technology, and its accredited quality systems, Langdon Ingredients has grown over the past 160 years to become one of the industry's leaders.
In nature, wool survives the toughest tests. And then, The Woolmark Company tests it again. And so, the latest campaign to be launched by The Woolmark Company is washable wool, with the tagline Tested by Nature; Tested by us.