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14.01.2022 Source: AWEX
AWEX EMI 1389 +31
Micron 17 2495 +61
Micron 18 2124 +49
Micron 19 1719 +37
Micron 20 1441 +58
Micron 21 1363 +52
Micron 22 1336n +29
Micron 26 750n +10
Micron 28 432 +17
Micron 30 380 +12
Micron 32 260 +20
MCar 946 +15
Processing Innovation

By working with industry partners, from early-stage processors through to end garment to adopt innovative processes and technologies, AWI ensures wool remains a leading, progressive fibre for consideration by manufacturers, designers and brands.

New innovations pave the way forward for the Australian wool industry, allowing it to be a dynamic one that is forever changing. Innovations can be introduced into Merino wool at any stage in the manufacturing process - reaffirming wool as a versatile, cutting edge, natural alternative to other fibres. Technical transfer will further widen manufacturing expertise for industry to draw upon and also enable commercial point of difference for their organisations. It is therefore important that AWI watches and monitors this space, to ensure the company capitalises on any new technologies that are rolled out, to help it better serves both the trade and end customer.

In this section
Process Innovation
With the growing consumer trend for sustainable, environmentally conscious products, new processes for wool in the supply chain need to be continually researched.
Product Innovation
AWI's technical team, via The Woolmark Company, works hard to develop new product ranges based on newly developed process launched globally, in collaboration with supply chain partners, brands and marketing teams. 
The process of wool manufacturing
Wool is manufactured from the raw fibre into yarn via either the woollen or worsted processing system. Yarn is then manufactured into knitted and woven wool textiles and products.