Merino wool is known for its hygroscopic properties - its ability to absorb and release water vapour quickly.
Moisture Management Merino builds on these properties and ensures the finished garment remains soft and comfortable to wear.
The Merino fibre easily deals with moisture vapour by absorbing it into the internal fibre structure. Liquid moisture is less easy for the Merino fibre to manage.
The Merino wool fibre is treated with a special hydrophilic softener after dyeing by padding or exhaustion. The success of the finish, in terms of wetting time and durability is dependent on the cleanliness of the fibre surface before treatment, so it is normal to remove contaminants such as silicone before treatment. The finish is rendered permanent by heat treatment and the higher the temperature the better the durability.
For further information about Moisture Management Merino contact your local Woolmark Company office.