Story: Agricultural and horticultural research

New fabrics from wool

New uses for wool, and new fabrics, are being developed at the Canensis wool research laboratory at Lincoln. A new manufacturing method produces stretchable, warm garments, as seen here. A liquid crystal polymer (Vectram) mixed with wool is also being used to make light, comfortable, stab-resistant and flame-resistant vests for prison warders.

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Ross Galbreath, 'Agricultural and horticultural research - AgResearch', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/19669/new-fabrics-from-wool (accessed 27 September 2020)

Story by Ross Galbreath, published 24 Nov 2008