2012 WOOL TRADE INTERNATIONAL magazine

E-TEC Non-chlorinated Anti-Shrink Wool Tops from BWHK

BWHK has recently introduced a totally new product – E-TEC Non-chlorinated Anti-Shrink Wool Tops.  This product is IMO/GOTS Certified and is exclusive to BWHK. ‘It has a softer touch compared with conventional treatments and is odour free. This treatment also results in a brilliant white, superior colour compared with conventional treatments and superior nepp characteristics. It is also Anti-Shrink to TM31 Standards’, says Jens Behrmann Director at Bremer Wollhandelskontor GmbH (BWHK).

 This well known German based company operates a plant processing superwash, non chlorinated, shrink proof wool specialising in finer micron tops.

So, what do customers value most in their relationship with suppliers today? According to Mr Behrmann the answer lies in a number of factors. Always using the best raw material is one, traceability of fibre from farm to yarn, and strong environmental credentials are others. The fact that BWHK is located in Germany in the heart of Europe allows the company to deliver promptly to customers within Europe.

 ‘We have extensive knowledge in manufacturing and treating tops’, says Mr Behrmann.  ‘We are known for quality in supplying finer types from 23 microns and finer. These types of tops are not widely available in Europe anymore’.

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BWHK operates an organic certified wool-chain from the harvesting of the raw materials, and focuses on environmental and socially responsible manufacturing, right up to labelling. It provides a credible organic assurance to both the retailer and end consumer.

BWHK sources and selects raw material using its long experience in determining what is best to buy to achieve the best quality product. ‘Where other processors stick to the standard specifications when processing tops, we at BWHK constantly try to achieve the highest standards – thinking outside the square, and always prepared to try new techniques’.

BWHK regularly imports wool and is a stockholder of wool tops and noils from major wool regions including Australia, South America and China. The company provides a first class service of high quality products in classic treatments such as Superwash,”Sim-TEC”, Soft-Lustre and Basolan and the more recently it has added innovative Non-Chlorinated Shrinkproofing and Non-Chlorinated Basolan treatments.

‘European clients receive a just-in-time stock service on a wide selection of wool tops from our warehouse in Bremen’, says Mr Behrmann. Bremen is centrally located and is the home of a major deep-sea port. It also boasts an excellent transport and logistical network throughout Europe.  ‘This enables us to deliver wool to our customers throughout most parts of Europe within 2-3 days from the date of goods being ordered’.