Port Phillip Wool Processing Pty Limited (PWP) scours and combs wool at its Williamstown mill in Melbourne. The world wool market is shrinking and consequently it is intensely competitive. To remain profitable maximum efficiency is essential.
Scouring is a refining process in which waste products are unavoidable, and increasing waste disposal costs result in the need to reduce processing costs. Several years ago PWP commenced a project to reduce waste costs and increase efficiency.
These improvements have yielded major environmental benefits, wool quality gains and cost savings, and have helped PWP through a period when other wool scourers have in some cases been forced to cease operation, whereas PWP have thrived.