Know as the oldest textile in the world, and with uses that have evolved over time, flax remains a prestigious fiber, silky and produced in small quantities.
Flax is grown locally in Western Europe on a wide coastal strip of 90,000 hectares stretching from Caen to Amsterdam. France, Belgium and the Netherlands account for more than 80% of world production.
Used as innovative materials, hemp fiber favourably replaces glass fiber .
With a double bonus,ecological and technological, the applications of flax fiber in composites are becoming very important in many sectors. This innovative material, due to the new environmental directives, is based on both the ecological performance of the raw material and his technical performance.
France is the European leader in this naturally ecological crop, which produces between 10,000 and 15,000 hectares each year, with world-renowned expertise in varietal selection for the production of certified seeds listed in the European catalogue and guaranteeing a level of less than 0. 2% of THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol, the psychotropic molecule). (From Linetchanvrebio.org)