AWTA will be upgrading the internal laboratory data capture and certification systems in the Melbourne Raw Wool Laboratory effective Monday 4th June 2018.
Recently, AWTA Ltd’s Raw Wool Laboratories completed a biennial re calibration of all LASERSCAN, OFDA and Airflow instruments as required by the International Wool Textile Organisation, Interwoollabs and NATA as part of part of our ongoing accreditation requirements. The new series of calibration tops (Interwoollabs Series 22) included 2 new tops at 15.53 μm and 18.73 μm with associated curvature results of 80 and 69 0/mm respectively.
The monthly comparisons of Total Lots, Bales and Weight for March 2018 compared with the same period last season are:
-8.7%, -13.4% and -13.7% respectively.
The monthly comparisons of Total Lots, Bales and Weight for April 2018 compared with the same period last season are:
+13.2%, +11.8% and +11.7% respectively.
The Federation of Australian Wool Organisations Inc. (FAWO) is calling for nominations for the 2018 Australian Wool Industry Medal.
The Australian Wool Industry Medal (AWIM) recognises men and women who have made an exceptional and sustained contribution to the Australian wool industry. The medal was first introduced in 2017 where 11 recipients from across Australia and representing all facets of the wool industry were recognized.