Uses of flax
In the textile industry, linen plays a leading role in catering for the growing demand for a new style of clothing that meets the interests people have in well-being and leisure activity. Airy and comfortable – linen lets the skin breath. Absorbent, tough, and ridged, linen is also well-suited for household linen and furnishing fabrics.
Linen is also used in more technical applications (mail bags…), thanks to its strength and stiffness, linen adapts to this type of use. Flax is also used in printing banknotes, rolling paper for cigarettes, high quality paper industry.
Flax can also be found in the automotive industry, a component of many interior parts: parcel shelves, car roof, dashboards. This European treasure is also an answer to environmental issues.
Flax in homes… flax fibres are used in eco buildings and furnishings. Its use here highlights some of its key characteristics and benefits: lightness, thermal insulation, natural insect repellent, easy laying.
Flax, a wealth of innovations…
Today, flax has many new applications. We find flax helmets, flax loudspeakers, linen mobile phone cases, even skateboards and sea canoes, usually constructed using fibreglass, are being replaced by flax.