Sheep Wool Regulates Humidity


Sheep wool has the function of regulating temperature. A cross-section of wool reveals its circular structure: the exterior is covered by a scaly cuticle that has a finely crimped structure that helps to repel water. Conversely, the interior has a cortex that absorbs water vapor. These two layers intertwine to form a coil with a crimped structure that makes it possible for the sheep wool to regulate humidity.

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Heat insulationSilencing
Microbe/germ resistanceTemperature controlHumidificationInsulation

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The ability of sheep’s wool to retain approximately 60% humidity is used in the development of heat-insulating material that can control bacterial growth and prevent condensation as a result of humidity control.

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