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Alpaca, Fleece, Flock Testing

Alpaca, Fleece, Flock Testing

Accurate testing for your fleece samples.

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Convenient fleece testing of samples from individual animals for breeding selection purposes – simply pay online by credit card for:

  • Accurate fleece testing, including micron (average diameter), staple length and strength, length-diameter profile and yield
  • Quality and quantity certainty – for both the buyer and seller
  • Valuable info on how to process the efficiently
  • The ability to direct wool into suitable products

What is included in the test?

Tests include micron (average diameter), staple length and strength, length-diameter profile and yield.

A popular testing solution for animal owners, fleece testing helps you to improve quality. We test greasy wool samples using a variety of low-cost methods that are specifically designed for animal selection purposes.

How to send your samples to our lab ?

How to understand your test results

Yield

Determining the amount of clean wool (wool base), and vegetable matter contamination in a sample

Mean fiber diameter

The average fineness of the wool (fiber thickness), which is a primary determinant of wool value

Color

Measured as tristimulus values, and normally used to assess clean color brightness (Y value) and yellowness (Y-Z value)

Staple length and strength

We use the average staple length, staple strength and position of break to assess the performance of apparel wools in the worsted processing system

Bulk

This measures the fibers’ ability to fill space and also relates to resilience, which are important properties for applications such as carpets, futons, and insulation

Fiber curvature

Relates to bulk, compressibility, and crimp and is cited as an influence on processing

Fiber diameter distribution

Information about aspects of the diameter distribution may affect assessments of comfort and processing performance

Medullation

Refers to the hollow fibers in wool and other animal fibers, which causes uneven dye uptake and adversely affects appearance in apparel wools (but may be desirable for some carpet types)

Conditioned mass

Wool absorbs up to 20 percent of its weight as moisture, so invoicing is based on an agreed moisture content or regain (known as the conditioned mass)

Length After Carding (LAC)

A standardized method of simulating semi-worsted processing to estimate mean fiber length after processing. Results Are expressed in Hauteur, Barbe, and length distribution statistics

How it works

Receive sampling info and sample sizes required Receive sampling info and sample sizes required and order sampling equipment if necessary
Pay testing fees by credit card Pay testing fees by credit card
Post samples for testing to SGS in New Zealand and testing will be performed by SGS Post samples for testing to SGS in New Zealand and testing will be performed by SGS
Electronic certificate sent to you by email Electronic certificate sent to you by email