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Fabric and greasy wool handle, their importance to the Australian wool industry: a review

Preston, J. W. V., Hatcher, S. and Mcgregor, B. A. 2016, Fabric and greasy wool handle, their importance to the Australian wool industry: a review, Animal production science, vol. 56, no. 1, pp. 1-17, doi: 10.1071/AN14777.

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Title Fabric and greasy wool handle, their importance to the Australian wool industry: a review
Author(s) Preston, J. W. V.
Hatcher, S.
Mcgregor, B. A.
Journal name Animal production science
Volume number 56
Issue number 1
Start page 1
End page 17
Total pages 17
Publisher CSIRO Publishing
Place of publication Melbourne, Vic.
Publication date 2016
ISSN 1836-0939
1836-5787
Keyword(s) Agriculture
Farming
Fibre
Merino
Sheep
Science & Technology
Life Sciences & Biomedicine
Agriculture, Multidisciplinary
SUPERFINE MERINO WOOL
SKIN KNITTED FABRICS
FIBRE CHARACTERISTICS
MECHANICAL-PROPERTIES
GENETIC CORRELATIONS
FOLLICLE CURVATURE
TACTILE APPRAISAL
BLENDED FABRICS
MEASURED TRAITS
QUALITY TRAITS
Summary Handle-related properties of woollen fabrics have been demonstrated to be major factors affecting consumer buying attitudes. Handle is the combination of both textural and compressional attributes. Compressional handle has demonstrated processing advantages in woven and knitted fabrics. The handle of processing lots can be manipulated using a variety of technologies but direct manipulation of textural greasy wool handle pre-processing is still crude. On-farm, there is documented evidence that including handle assessment in a selection index provides additional improvements in genetic gain. However, the assessment of greasy wool handle is based on a tactile evaluation of the wool staple by sheep and wool classers, and its application is affected by a lack of framework that instructs assessors on a standard method of assessment. Once a reliable and repeatable protocol is developed, further understanding of the effect greasy wool handle has on final garment quality will be possible.
Language eng
DOI 10.1071/AN14777
Field of Research 091012 Textile Technology
07 Agricultural And Veterinary Sciences
05 Environmental Sciences
06 Biological Sciences
Socio Economic Objective 860403 Natural Fibres
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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