New Uses for NZ Wool

Deconstructed wool particle products are the subject of a three-year commercial viability programme which may help to reinvigorate New Zealand’s wool industry and increase its global market.

Fine wool particles, sourced from 100 per cent biodegradable, renewable and sustainable strong wool, have many potential uses from cosmetics to printing, as identified by ongoing research from Lincoln University, Lincoln Agritech and AgResearch. Backing from WRONZ and the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment has enabled the project to go ahead.

By funding fundamental and enabling science that creates new uses and products from our traditional wool clip, we aim to create better outcomes for farmers with increased demand and pricing at the farm gate and create sustainable value across the wool sec58/tor.

Andy Fox | WRONZ Chair

Photo Credit: Trinity Kubassek (Pexels)

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