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Wool – Fibre Characteristics


Author: Wools of NZ (2002), edited and updated by ITF Academy (2018)

As well as the obvious and frequently measured physical properties of wool fibres, which are
important in processing (diameter, length, colour, bulk, etc.), wool has a number of basic
characteristics which give wool its uniqueness and which influence its processing performance,
versatility and product quality.
This report detail 14 key and influential properties that make up this unique fibre.