Flax Application

Natural properties of flax-based products make a perfect choice for use as household textiles, interior furnishings, textile wallpaper and wall coverings - they do not get deformed, retain their color and luster and do not fade, and have a long-life cycle.

Technical linen has found application in automotive, rubber, shoe and even aircraft industry. Flax fibre is used for the production of tarpaulin, sailcloth, driving belts, hoses and fishing nets.

Owing to its waterproofing properties, flax fibre is used as a base in the manufacture of roofing materials.

Being hygroscopic, air-permeable and aseptic, linen textiles are widely used in medicine as absorbent wool that prevents the development of infection and micro-flora, atraumatic dressings, woven and combined bandages, surgical thread that readily dissolves in the human organism.

Flax tow finds application in the building industry as a heat-insulating material. Used in the construction materials it appears to be a great energy and fuel saver.

Flax tow has also proved to be very promising in the production of an effective filtering material applied in waste-cleaning processes.

Besides fibre, flax is grown for oil that finds application in the manufacture of foodstuffs, soaps, paints and varnishes, rubber, etc. Linseed oil is an important component in the production of oilcloth, linoleum, waterproof cloths and top-quality leathers.

Linseed oil is also widely used in medicine and cosmetology.

The flax woody portion, shives, is used for the production of boards and blocks that successfully compete with more common wood chip and fibre boards. It is also used as fuel in water boiler-houses.

Linseed meal is a valuable feed for livestock.