wool grease


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wool grease

[′wu̇l ‚grēs]
(materials)
A highly complex mixture of wax ester, alcohols, and fatty acids coating the surface of sheep wool fibers and obtained by scouring the wool with soap or synthetic detergent; used in the manufacture of lanolin and its derivatives, for dressing leather, and in lubricating and slushing oils, soaps, and ointments. Formerly known as degras. Also known as wool fat; wool oil; wool wax.
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For wool scourers, by-products like wool grease have become important to the bottom line, and in the financial year to March 2003, Lanolin Trading exported around 15,000 drums of wool grease to seven countries, generating between $5m and $10m in revenue, of which 96 percent was exported.
EUROPEAN UNION MARKET FOR WOOL GREASE AND FATTY SUBSTANCES DERIVED THEREFROM, INCLUDING LANOLIN (2006-2010)
As for traded Albanian wool products, EU duties would be scrapped for wool grease (and derived fatty substances such as lanolin), but not other wool lines.
Its SIC equivalent codes are: 2015 - Poultry Slaughtering and Processing (egg processing); 2032 - Canned Specialties (canned puddings); 2034 - Dried and Dehydrated Fruits, Vegetables, and Soup Mixes (soup mixes made from purchased dehydrated ingredients); 2087 - Flavoring Extracts and Flavoring Syrups, NEC (powered drink mix); and 2099 - Food Preparations, NEC (except bouillon, marshmallow creme, spices, peanut butter, perishable prepared foods, tortillas, tea and tea extracts, dry dip mix, prepared dips, dry salad dressing mix, seasoning mix, dried potatoes, pasta, and rice mixed with other ingredients in mills or dehydrating plants, reducing maple sap to maple syrup, wool grease, and vinegar).
Cavalier will essentially have a monopoly on the supply of wool scouring services and the supply of wool grease, and will be able to raise its prices when the merger is completed.
At present, cholesterol is isolated and manufactured commercially from wool grease (lanolin).