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ODT: New dyeing process makes wool ‘sexy’

John Kerr posted in on March 29th, 2011.

Textiles scientist Stewart Collie talks to the Otago Daily Times about the money-spinning potential of a new wool dyeing process  developed by his team at Agresearch. An excerpt: (read the full article here) State science company AgResearch says it will commercialise a wool dyeing process which allows vibrant colouring of wool fabrics and could potentially […]

Stuff: There’s gold, pure gold, in this wool

Peter Griffin posted in on January 19th, 2011.

Kiran Chug writes about the work of Victoria University chemists who have developed a means of bonding gold nanoparticles to merino wool. The size and shape of the nanoparticles determines the wool’s colour, and the textile will be marketed as a luxury brand. An excerpt: (read in full here) “Only tiny nanoparticles of gold are […]

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