Keratin Extracted from a Sustainable, Renewable, Natural Resource
Keraplast extracts keratin proteins from pure New Zealand wool, using environmentally sound proprietary processes. As a source of natural materials, New Zealand has unsurpassed biosecurity status. Keraplast uses natural raw materials that are sustainably produced by the world’s best managed agricultural sector. As a result Keraplast’s products are at the forefront of environmentally and economically sustainable industrial practice.
However, we have gone further. Our supply of pure New Zealand wool is the purest, most environmentally sustainable supply available.
Pure New Zealand Wool
Pure New Zealand wool is a 100% natural material. Farmed throughout the pristine countryside of New Zealand, the sheep grow a thick fleece of wool to protect themselves from New Zealand’s harsh winter. This wool is then harvested during spring so that the sheep does not have a full fleece during the long, hot summer. During autumn/fall the fleece grows back in readiness for the coming winter.
The wool is harvested by shearing. The wool is removed by using electronic clippers in much the same way as getting a haircut. Following shearing the animals return to the fields to continue grazing and raise their young.
No animals are harmed at any stage of the wool harvesting process.
Wool is a natural material that can vary between flocks and breeds. To overcome these natural variations, and to ensure that our finished products are of a consistently high standard, Keraplast has developed a special wool specification. Any wool that does not meet our stringent specification criteria is rejected.
Keraplast’s suppliers have been chosen for their:
- Best practice farming
- High quality wool harvesting
- Specifically sorted wool
- Commitment to supplying top quality raw materials
Our supply contract ensures that only the very best quality wool is used to produce our range of innovative keratin products, which helps ensure they are of a consistently high standard. The relationship we have with our suppliers gives us piece of mind that no animals are harmed at any stage of the process.
Keraplast keratin proteins are extracted in New Zealand by wholly owned subsidiary Keraplast Manufacturing. Keraplast Manufacturing operates to the international quality standard ISO 9001.