wool grease


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wool grease

n.
A fatty, pale yellow wax that coats the fibers of sheep's wool and yields lanolin. Also called wool fat.
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Noun1.wool grease - a yellow viscous animal oil extracted from wool; a mixture of fatty acids and esters; used in some ointments and cosmetics
ointment, salve, unguent, balm, unction - semisolid preparation (usually containing a medicine) applied externally as a remedy or for soothing an irritation
animal oil - any oil obtained from animal substances
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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.
Before wool can be spun into yarn and dyed, it must be picked and scoured in ammonia and water to remove wool grease, dirt, vegetation, and dried potassium salts from perspiration.
Those products receiving full and immediate liberalisation upon the deal coming into force will include groundnut oil, soya oil, rape-seed or colza oils, lard oil, oleo-oil, wool grease, and tallow oil.
Zhejiang Garden Biochemical transforms wool grease into a variety of products - such as lanolin cholesterol, lanolin alcohol and other related products - which are used as raw materials in manufacturing Vitamin D3, as well as active ingredients in the cosmetic, pharmaceutical and animal feed industries.
Zhejiang Garden has an annual manufacturing capacity of 400 mt of cholesterol and an annual processing capacity of 10,000 mt of wool grease.