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Culture et préparation de fibre de lin

The flax fiber

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Flax has many advantages compared to others fibers.

  • Flax has mechanical properties equivalent to glass, but is much lighter.
  • Flax absorbs vibrations.
  • It is comparable to carbon at the thermal dilation and maximum elongation levels.
  • Flax is a natural fiber, which is renewable.
  • Flax cultivation requires 10 times less fertilizer than other crops and does not require any additional water.

A linen shirt is more resistant than cotton shirt: it is resistant to two times more washes and it does not lose its original color.

Here are the technical data of flax fiber compared with other fibers:

Source: IFTH