April 27, 2007
April 27, 2007 - Xinjiang ultra-fine wool set another new record in China. The fine-wool flock of 18 micron wool has emerged in Xinjiang. Among the flock, the fineness of a large amount of fine wool is of 17 micron.
According to statistics, currently the total number of Xinjiang fine-wool sheep reaches eight million. The average wool fineness is about 21 micron with wool output amounts of 35,000 tons, accounting for one-third of the country's total output.
China's fine wool processing capacity for the wool textile industry is over 400,000 tons. Xinjiang, Inner Mongolia, Jilin Province and other wool producing areas can only provide 100,000 tons of wool per year, most of the rest will be imported from Australia and other countries. Reprinted in part from fibre2fashion.com