SENDING SAMPLES TO AAFT FROM OUTSIDE AUSTRALIA
AAFT extend their full range of fibre testing services to clients throughout the world. The following is a guide on how to use our international testing service.
Size of sample
As we operate OFDA2000 testing equipment, we only require a fibre sample that is about the width of two fingers (at least one fibre bundle). The minimum length of the sample is 20mm long.
Australia has conditions on the entry of raw fibre samples. In the main, the samples need to be free of contaminants such as seeds, faeces, vegetation and grease.
To meet current conditions, all samples should be shaken for about 5 to 10 seconds in warm water with laundry detergent, then rinsed in clear warm water.
Any foreign matter such as faeces, seed, grass etc should be removed.
A completed Import Declaration (attached) should be included with the samples.
Please note: Australian quarantine officers are likely to inspect the fibre samples when they arrive into Australia.
Samples should be placed in individual paper or plastic bags with alpaca’s name and/or ID/tag number. We ask that the identifying details be clearly marked to avoid errors.
Samples should be placed in a parcel with completed ‘Import Declaration Form’ and ‘Test Request Form’. Samples are sent to:
PO Box 246
Crookwell, NSW 2583
The price list applicable for samples sent to us from overseas includes quarantine and currency exchange costs. Please note, the price list is in Australian dollars (AUD).
For overseas customers, payment can be made using the Paypal shopping cart below.
It is AAFT policy to ask for payment before samples are tested.
Transmission of Results
Worksheets, reports and summaries of results will be sent by email (Excel spreadsheet and Adobe file). If requested, we will also send results by airmail, however, we will need to add postage charges to the fee.