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General wool testing fees have increased by 2% for the 2018/19 wool selling season, effective from 1st July 2018.
The monthly comparisons of Total Lots, Bales and Weight for May 2018 compared with the same period last season are:
+9.3%, +4.4% and +4.5% respectively.
AWTA will be upgrading the internal laboratory data capture and certification systems in the Melbourne Raw Wool Laboratory effective Monday 4th June 2018.
The 87th annual Congress of the IWTO concluded 16 May in Hong Kong, with 250+ wool textile industry professionals from around the world in attendance.
Communicating wool's environmental credentials emerged as one of the key themes of the event.
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.