Certified alpaca test*
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All samples ‘conditioned’ before testing.
Reports include average diameter, standard deviation and coefficient of variation of diameter, spinning fineness, curvature, fibre length and comfort factor. Fee also covers summaries, histograms and ‘along fibre’ micron profile graphs.
Reports will be emailed (pdf and excel files)
Step 1. Select the laboratory you will be sending your samples to
Step 2. Select the number of samples required
Step 3. Add to basket
Note – please include a copy of the order confirmation with your samples.
We ask Canadian and USA clients to send your samples to the UK laboratory
We advise the UK laboratory will have its annual break from 12th Aug to 5th Sept 22. During this time, samples may be sent to our EU laboratory in Ireland (address below)
As wool testing devices are designed and programmed for testing wool from sheep, the testing of alpaca and goat fibre needs to account for the very low levels/absence of lanolin compared to sheep’s wool. Further, we need to adjust for the differences in fibre type and diameter variation compared to sheep’s wool. All this means extra time taken for sample preparation and device settings.
* Certified alpaca tests comply with all operating procedures and protocols developed specifically for objective measurement of huacaya and suri fibre samples. Art Of Fibre will provide a Certificate of Compliance if required.
**For goat fibres, Art Of Fibre recommends an alpaca fibre test, however, we regret no certificate of compliance can be provided for goat fibre testing.
*** Our testing is subject to stringent Quality Assurance program
****We use the latest OFDA (‘along fibre’) measurement technology
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EU – Republic of Ireland, United Kingdom