Using ancient techniques combined with modern technologies, the wool fibers are transformed into soft and highly valuable fabrics and yarns, used by the best designers in the world.
Raw wool comes in particular from some Southern hemisphere countries, which alone supply over 90% of exports. These wools are partly merino and partly blended, with a clear prevalence of merinos (up to 80%). Australia is the main producer, followed by China and New Zealand.
Wool is the most important animal fiber that forms the fleece of various sheep breeds. There are different varieties of sheep breeds that give wool with different fibers for thinness, length, shine and resistance.
Wool is famous worldwide for its next-to-skin softness, strength, innate versatility and technical benefits. Australian Merino wool's versatility extends from luxury fashion to high-performance active wear, underwear, leisure wear, accessories and homewares. The recent increase in demand for technical garments has greatly improved the spread of wool in the sportswear sector. The intrinsic properties of this natural fiber (effective control of odors, extraordinary breathability and excellent moisture management) cannot be matched by artificial fibers and protect the wearer from extreme temperatures.
FIND SAVIO'S MOST SUITABLE SOLUTION FOR YOUR NEEDS
The spinning technology is decisive for the type of yarn to be obtained. To decide which technology is best suited to your needs, Savio offers numerous solutions to support the quality of the final yarn product.
Savio offers numerous solutions for processing of wool and luxury yarns. In particular, the Savio Proxima Smartconer® winder can be set up with different feeding types suitable for the woolen segment (feeding with bobbins from 200 to 450 mm, self-acting, packages and remnant cones) and a complete series of accessories for processing of wool, cashmere and carded, semi-worsted, combed, single and twisted yarns in a range of titles from Nm 1 to Nm 150.
Savio’s DUO POT system can be considered the real direct twisting of overlapped packages, it can be considered an “all-in-one” assembling and twisting. Are ensured the constant tension of unraveling the two independent cones and the absence of tangles, reducing to a minimum the defects and irregularities of the twisted yarn. The yarn obtained on the Two-for-One Twister is generally more voluminous, more swollen and of better appearance. These features improve the downstream production process, that is a better wearability in knitwear and dye uniformity.
The different downstream processes need a wide flexibility in the wound package construction, to optimize specific efficiencies. Cones for dyeing, warp, weft, knitting and twisting require completely different formation characteristics in terms of geometry, traverse stroke, shape of the edges and density. Savio Multicone electronic thread guide system is the solution to achieve flexibility in package formation.