Van Robaeys Frères

Culture et préparation de fibre de lin

New markets

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  • Lightness.
  • Highly resistent either in woven or non woven.
  • Mechanical properties similar to fiberglass ones, notably at the rigidity level.
  • Biodegradability / Recyclability.
  • Good image among customers (ecological).
  • Improve the ecological balance for the planet.
  • Means of differenciation compared with other more traditional materials (fiberglass).


Since the society is more and more concerned about the environment and in view of the needs of an industry which is in search of materials more efficient and economical, the future of composite materials based on natural flax appears promising .
If we consider all the factors that influence the development of flax in the field of agro-materials, it is important for the different players in the industry to structure themselves in order to promote the use of vegetable fiber which products, in the field of composite materials, have real competitive advantages.


Flax is interestinf for all the areas for which the lightness is important: Automotive, sport, avation, boating..
For example: We can see new applications in the manufacture of skis or we could in the field of wind energy.

Its strength will allow it to become increasingly involved in areas such as housing, furniture, geotextile for horticulture.

There is a focus more and more pronounced towards biomaterials in these areas, in order get inserted in a sustainable development policy.