With one pass through the NFP Co-op dehairing machine, a fleece with widely varying microns can be separated into 4 usable fiber grades.
This elegant and versatile machine is for sale.
As a valuable resource for the natural fiber industry, the Natural Fiber Producers co-op (NFP) expanded its offerings to include dehairing of dual and triple coated fibers.
The NFP Cormatex machine came online in 2015 and is now centrally located in the Midwest. It is the only commercial-scale dehairing machine in the United States. Producers no longer have to ship raw fiber overseas to get high quality dehairing services.
Our dehairing process separates the coarser fibers from the more skin-friendly, finer fibers. Whereas, a small-scale fiber separator may actually damage the very fine fibers and only produces 2 levels of fiber. One of the key benefits of the Cormatex machine is that a single pass yields up to 4 different levels of marketable fiber.
And, it is really fast!
A typical small-scale fiber separator processes up to 30 lbs of fiber per day. Our dehairing machine will process 30 lbs per HOUR! Therefore, the higher yield at a faster rate makes it more cost effective for large volume dehairing.
With one pass through the NFP Co-op dehairing machine, a fleece with widely varying microns can be separated into 4 usable fiber grades:
Prime: the highest quality, lowest micron diameter fiber from your fleece, ‘cashmere’ quality, 0.2% bold fibers remaining
Drop A: the primary fibers in your fleece determine the quality of this 2nd level
Drop B: felt quality fiber
Drop C: industrial/agricultural quality fiber
Of course, the amount of each ‘drop’ of separated fiber depends on the original mix of fibers going in.
We have processed Buffalo, Cashmere, Wool, Alpaca, Llama, Angora, Yak and Qiviut.
Contact us to find out how dehairing can give you more fiber, more products, more profit potential to work with.