From Fleece to Fabric

Cover image of From Fleece to Fabric, featuring four historic photographs

Paperback - January 1998 - AU $30.00

Fifty Years of Wool Textile Research.

The history of wool textile research in Australia is the story of how a partnership between woolgrowers, The Woolmark Company and the CSIRO provided the basis to consider and solve wide ranging technological issues leading to product innovation. Through targeted research and development, the industry has become a world leader and is able to successfully compete on a truly global scale. + Full description

From Fleece to Fabric provides an overview of the gifted and talented people who contributed to the success of the wool industry during 1948 – 1998 and how research by CSIRO’s Wool Technology group helped create one of the nation’s main export industries.

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Details

Paperback | January 1998 | $ 30.00
ISBN: 9780643064461 | 198 pages
Publisher: CSIRO Wool Technology
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Contents

  • Foreword
  • Introduction
  • Formation and Development
  • Turning Points & Reformation
  • Honours & Awards
  • Strategies & Outcomes
  • Conferences, Colloquia & Reports
  • Fundamental Studies
  • Leather Research Centre
  • On-Farm Practices & Downstream Consequences
  • Harvesting & Packaging for Transport
  • Raw Wool Marketing
  • Scouring & Carbonising
  • Early-stage Physical Processing
  • Yarn and Fabric Formation
  • Coloration
  • Insectproofing
  • Felting & Shrinkproofing
  • Garment performance
  • Clothing Comfort
  • Product Durability
  • Product Innovations
  • Instrumentation & Quality Assurance Testing
  • Short-staple System Research
  • Divisional Staff Lists
  • Index