Care of Sheepskin & Wool:
Fine wool fibres have a remarkable outer surface. The shaft of the fibre is encircled by a series of overlapping scales.
Untreated wool fibres will intertwine, causing shrinkage and felting when washed. The Medical Sheepskin and Wool-Pile products sold by Down-Under Wool use specially treated wool to enable machine washability. This specially treated wool is less likely to shrink or felt when recommended procedures are followed. Harsh laundry detergents, like Tide, will cause irreparable damage to sheepskin leather. Woolskin, the new hitech detergent developed in Australia by the tanning industry, should be used for the washing and conditioning of all sheepskin products; including Medical Sheepskins, Babycare lambskins and washable floor rugs.
Wool: the wonder fibre; has a number of outstanding properties which makes it very useful for bedsore, pressure sore and decubitus ulcer prevention.
You can see from the above graphs, that wool is the best fibre available for body moisture and
Woolskin is a concentrated detergent( use 20 ml / kg of sheepskin ) that cleans and conditions without the harsh chemicals found in most laundry detergents. The fatty liquors in Woolskin condition the sheepskin leather so that the softness and supple nature of this fine leather is retained. Woolskin also restores the natural feel or hand to the wool fibre; making it the detergent of choice for all natural fibres.
Note: Detergents containing enzymes, phosphates, peroxide, alkali or bleach cause irreversible damage to sheepskin leather. Woolskin contains none of these.
Woolskin is specifically formulated to clean, disinfect and remove mites from sheepskin, wool, fur, and feather products. This is a secondary use of Woolskin; since it was developed by the tanning industry for the cleaning, disinfection and conditioning of washable sheepskins.
Woolskin has recently been tested by WRONZ ( Wool Research Organisation of New Zealand). WRONZ showed that Woolskin is effective in killing dust mites and washing with Woolskin removes all dust mite allergens. Woolskin achieves these results, using the recommended dosage on the bottle, with a 4- minute wool cycle wash at 33.5 oC. This means that Woolskin can be used as a very effective laundry detergent for people with house dust asthma.
Woolskin is available in a handy 250 mL dispensing container, that enables you to measure the exact quantity needed. - enough to wash a sheepskin 10 times. Woolskin is also available in 5.0 L bottles.
Woolskin is also available in 20 mL sachets...$1.00
Use Woolskin - you won’t be disappointed !
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We want to make sure that you receive the product best suited to your need. If you have any questions about our products or their use for medical conditions, please contact us - we are here to assist you!
FAX : 905 - 295 - 3816
Phone: 1- 800 - 463 - 1985
Down-Under Wool is a leading edge company specializing in the prevention & treatment of bedsores, pressure sores and decubitus ulcers- a Benchmark for Quality Australian Sheepskin & Wool-Pile products since 1986.
Down-Under Wool is a registered Trade Name. Bedsore: Ulcer Prevention & Treatment:: Australian Medical Sheepskin