German wools

Due to the extensive sheep farming in our area of Schleswig - Holstein, we are able to carry out a significant wool production operation.

We offer the following greasy wools:

 

Wool Specification List

TYPE MICRON W.YIELD % AVG. LENGTH
Eider 34 / 37 my 64 - 70 8 - 12 cm
Merino I 27 / 28,5 my 58 - 62 5 - 9 cm
Merino II 28,5 / 30 my 58 - 62 5 - 9 cm
Geest/Yellow 35 / 37 my 50 - 55 8 - 12 cm
Schwarzkopf 31 / 35 my 58 - 63 7 - 9 cm
Coloured 34 / 36 my 58 - 63 8 - 9 cm
Schnucken 38 / 42 my 56 - 64 8 - 20 cm
 

Sorting process

Sturm has recently set up a new sorting process including a long (6m), wide (1.5m), moving conveyor belt where the wool is emptied out on. While moving the wool is spread out and controlled for foreign objects, fibres, manure, and straw etc. After sorting, the wool continues up the conveyor belt and then drops into the bale compressor where the wool is pressed into 400 kg bales. 

Eider Fleece wool, considered an excellent wool due to the North Sea Climate, is coarser wool (ca. 35-36 micron) and is suitable for the carpet industry. German Merino wool bread in the East and South of Germany remains a fine wool with a fineness of 28 micron.