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Scoured Wool

Wool from shorn wool that contains wool grease, sweat, dust, sand etc. These impurities are removed from the wool in various manners. The most common manner is washing in a water bath (so called emulsifying) and in kerosene or petrol. Quantity of scoured (clean) wool acquired from greased wool is expressed using the so called rendement, i.e. wool yield after washing. This value ranges between 35 - 80 % depending on sheep breed and amount of impurities. Fine wool (merino) has lower yield than coarse wool. Fleece colour is usually white, yellowish, yellow, greenish yellow, brownish, reddish, greyish, bluish etc. Wool usually gets its colour from sweat, grease and dust that the greased fleece catches. Even after washing a healthy wool keeps its colour shade. Australian merino wool is usually white, cross breed wool is usually yellowish or yellow etc.



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