11. May, 2014

Wool Bale Contamination

On the subject of Wool Clip contamination in bales.

I find to laughable to repeatedly hear stories like the one in Board Talk, April 2013.

About a piece of barbed wire, found in a grab sample,and the terrible damage it could have caused later in the processing stages.

This is untrue and is used as a scare tactic for Wool Classers and Wool Growers.

All metal objects fall to the bottom of the first scouring bowl,which is cleaned once a week usually. They never cause any damage to delicate machinery. If the wire had been longer and tangled around one of the scour rollers, no problem, the Plant Engineer would cut it off in two or three minutes. No damage.