Import of Raw Materials
Raw Material for Wool Tops is Greasy Wool
Import of Raw Material is mainly from Australia & South Africa.
96 per cent of the Greasy Wool is from Australia and the rest 4 per cent comes from South Africa.
Greasy Wool is purchased from Australia through open cry auctions which happens once in every two weeks.
Auctioneers evaluate the quality and quantity of the wools and tag them accordingly fixing a base price for the Wool bales.
Australian Wool Test Authority provides certificate as per the quality and quantity judged of the wools after scrutiny
Wool is generally traded and exported from Australia either raw or processed to differing degrees
Greasy wool (the raw material shorn from sheep)
Scoured wool (washed to remove grease and dust)
Carbonized wool (washed with vegetable matter removed chemically)
Tops (washed, carded and combed)
Major Exporters of Greasy Wool
Major Wool Top Customers- Domestic
Major Customers in the Domestic Segment are:
Major Wool Top Customers- Exports
Major Customers in the Export Segment are:
By Product Market
Grease is the first By Product obtained after the process of Scouring
Greasy wool contains high level of grease or wax that comes out from sebaceous glands of sheep's skin which is transformed by centrifugal processes to a valuable product called "Lanolin", the only source of natural grease
Wool Grease is used in cosmetic & pharmaceutical industries.
Grease is exported as well as sold in the domestic market
Noil is extracted during wool combing process.
There are two categories of Noil are 1st grade Noil and 2nd Grade Noil
1st grade Noil is the noil which is extracted in the front by the suction of air during the combing process
2nd grade Noil is the noil which is extracted at the back by the suction of air in the same combing process