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  • Flax (also known as common flax or linseed) is a member of the genus Linum in the family Linaceae.
  • Flax (also known as Light Goldenrod) is a pale yellowish-gray color named after flax seeds.
  • It is an erect annual plant growing to 1.2 m tall, with slender stems and the leaves are glaucous green, slender lanceolate, 20-40 mm long and 3 mm broad and the flowers are pure pale blue, 15-25 mm diameter, with five petals and the fruit is a round, dry capsule 5-9 mm diameter, containing several glossy brown seeds shaped like an apple pip, 4-7 mm long.
  • Flax seeds also contain a high quality protein. Flax seeds are rich in soluble fiber. The combination of the oil and the fiber makes flaxseeds an ideal laxative.
  • The preparation of the modified cottonised flax fibre suitable for blending with cotton is based on two processing steps, namely the enzymatic modification of flax hackling noil and cottonising the modified flax fibre.
  • The flax process is used to make linen fabric. Egyptian tomb paintings document the early use of the flax plant to make linen thread.This process is time consuming, especially when done by hand as the early Americans colonists did.Today machines are used to make linen fabric.
  • Flax is grown both for its seeds and for its fibers. Various parts of the plant have been used to make fabric, dye, paper, medicines, fishing nets and soap. It is also grown as an ornamental plant in gardens.
  • Flax is used to produce high quality textile fibers as well as sacking fabrics, dressing materials, tarpaulins, yarns and ropes.
  • A lot of food products contain flax seed such as bread, cereal and bakery goods. Bakers may use flax seed flour or include flax seed in baking.
  • The fiber in flaxseed has been shown to reduce the blood glucose response to carbohydrate intake in healthy individuals.
  • Flax is a plant source of Omega-3 fatty acids, a potent antioxidant. Evidence suggests it can reduce the risk or growth of hormone-driven cancers such as of the prostate and breast.
  • The major fibre flax-producing countries are Canada, USA and China, though there is also significant production in India and throughout Europe.
  • Flax is still produced in the United States for its oil rich seed. Linseed oil has been used as a drying agent for paints, varnishes, lacquer, and printing ink.
  • Flax and hemp are the oldest industrial crops in Denmark. In the Past days, 18,000 hectares of land was used for the production of both linseed and textile flax. Then the flax area constituted approximately 3,500 hectares, while today the production has almost terminated due to poor economy.
  • Linseed is a variety of flax grown for seed and oil production. Flax for fibre production is long-stemmed with little branching whereas linseed is short with considerable branching.
  • Currently, the tonnage of seed flax in Australia, primarily for use in bread and industrial oil, is about 6,000 tonnes while linen flax is negligible.
  • Flax is used to produce high quality textile fibers as well as sacking fabrics, dressing materials, tarpaulins, yarns and ropes. Due to their high strength, linen yarns and woven fabrics are suitable not only for bedding and table linen, but also for sewing threads, bookbinding fabrics and heavy woven fabrics, rucksack fabrics, working clothes, hospital linen and tropical clothing.
  • Flax is one of the oldest textiles, being tough and durable. Flax targeting the non-textile market is a high value crop as it is replacing non-renewable resources, for example plants from the Amazon Basin. The benefit of introducing a new line of flax for industrial purposes means a food crop is not being taken out of production
  • Canada is the world’s largest producer and exporter of flaxseed with annual exports valued at CAN$150-180 million (M). As a result, market conditions in Canada have a significant impact on global flaxseed prices. Canadian supply increased by 22% due to large carry-in stocks and above-average production levels and exports are expected to increase by 21%. Flaxseed prices in Canada are forecast to average CAN$275 dollars per tonne.
  • Chinese ingredients maker Biogin biochemicals said it has seen an approximately 30 percent growth in demand for its flax lignans from clients in the US and Europe and it is increasing its production capacity accordingly
General
  • Flax History
  • About Flax
  • Flax-The miracle food
  • Information about Flax
  • About fibre flax
  • About Flax industry
  • About Linseed
  • Power of Linseed

Process

  • A brief introduction to flax processing
  • Cultivation & processing of short fibre flax for high-value textile end uses
  • Neural Model of the Spinning Process for Predicting Selected Properties of Flax/Cotton Yarn Blends
  • Fertilizing flax
  • Preparation of Enzymatically Modified Flax Fiber for Producing of Rotor-Spun Yarn for Apparel
  • Flax Process
  • Processing flax into yarn

Company

  • Company from Canada
  • Company from Australia
  • Company from Finland
  • Company from India
  • Company from Kenya

Consultant

  • Consultant from Canada
  • Consultant from USA
  • Nutrition and dieting experts
  • Consultant from London

Product

  • AURO Linseed oil varnish
  • High Lignan Flax Seed Oil
  • Mestemacher Organic Linseed Bread
  • Biona Oxyguard Fresh Cold Pressed Linseed
  • Exterior / Interior Houghton Brown Linseed Paint
  • SunnyVale Orgainic Sprouted Rye Bread

Application

  • Renewable Materials for Automotive Applications
  • Bast fibre applications for composite
  • Application of Saskatchewan Grown Flax Fiber in Rotational Molding of Polymer Composites
  • Flax for industrial uses
  • Nitrogen and Phosphorus Fertilizer Management of No-Till Flax

Production

  • Flax: New Uses and Demands
  • Flax:A crop from America's past with renewed potential
  • Flax Fiber: Potential for a New Crop in the Southeast
  • Flax Production Guidelines for Iowa
  • Flax production in Kansas
  • Crop Profile for Flaxseed in Montana
  • Flax Production in North Dakota
  • Flax overview
  • UK Flax and Hemp production

Properties

  • Surface Characterization of Flax, Hemp and Cellulose Fibers; Surface Properties and the Water Uptake Behavior
  • Genetic Properties of Inhibitor Genes in Flax Rust that Alter Avirulence to Virulence on Flax
  • Whole Flax seeds
  • Mechanical properties of flax fibers and their composites
  • Sorption Properties of Flax Fibers Depending on Pretreatment Processes and their Environmental Impact
  • Electrostatical and thermal properties of the surface of clothing made from flax and polyester fibres

Functions

  • Effect of Linseed Oil Supplementation on Ruminal Digestion in Dairy Cows Fed Diets with Different Forage:Concentrate Ratios
  • Direct protein interaction underlies gene-for-gene specificity and coevolution of the flax resistance genes and flax rust avirulence genes
  • Effects of flax supplementation and a combined trenbolone acetate and estradiol  implant on circulating insulin-like growth factor-I and muscle insulin-like growth  factor-I messenger RNA levels in beef cattle
  • Haustorially Expressed Secreted Proteins from Flax Rust Are Highly Enriched for Avirulence Elicitors
  • The Potential of Flax Fibres as Reinforcement for Composite Materials
  • Effects of Linseed Oil Treatment on the Forward Resistive Plate Chamber for Compact Muon Solenoid in the High Region

Quality

  • Quality of Flaxseed in Canada
  • Fiber Flax Production and Quality in Northern Italy
  • Effect of growth regulators on yield and fiber quality and quantity in flax
  • Fantastic food-grade flax
  • Quality requirements of flax, linseed and hemp fibre for insulating materials
  • FlaxSeed Quality Is Priority
Project
  • Cultivation and processing of short fibre flax for high-value textile uses
  • Review and analysis of breeding and regulation of hemp and flax varieties available for growing in the UK
  • Development of a reference implementation for access to and management of a Central Crop Database based on open source internet technology
  • Flax fiber for value-added, bio-based products
  • Optimizing dietary fatty acids in disease-oxidative stress and inflammation in adults at risk for type 2 diabetes

Patent

  • European patent application
  • Process for extracting flax protein concentrate from flax meal
  • Apparatus for decorating flax
  • Flax preparation, its use and production
  • Flax shives reinforced thermoplastic resin composition
  • Flax shives reinforced thermosetting resin composition
  • Flax transformation

Technology

  • Detection and sequencing of new cyclic peptides from linseed by electrospray ionization mass spectrometry
  • Use of an in vitro Rumen Gas Production Technique to Evaluate Some Ruminant Feedstuffs

  • Spinning Tow Flax
  • Factors affecting morphogenesis in tissue culture of  linseed flax
  • Finishing Unfinished mouldings

Health benefits

  • Benefits of flax seed in heart disease and cholesterol lowering
  • Botanical flax
  • Flaxseed: Agriculture to Health
  • Evidence mounts on health benefits of flax
  • Flax for health
  • Healthy heart
  • Flax meal and oil and the prevention/treatment of cancer
  • Flax Seed Oil Use During Pregnancy and Menopause

Supplier

  • Selling leads of Flax
  • Trade leads of flax
  • Manufacturers of flax
  • Suppliers of flax
  • Flax manufacturers
  • Flax Suppliers
  • Exporters of flax
  • Flax Exporters

Buyers

  • Flax buyer list1
  • Flax buyer list2
  • Importers of Flax

Guide

  • Guidelines for growing Flax
  • Plant guide
  • A Quick guide to the range of natural paints and finishes
  • Guide to French polishing
  • A guide to furniture finishes
  • Guide to oil finishes on furniture

MSDS

  • Flax Seed Meal
  • Flax seed whole USA
  • Stevens’ Sales, LLC
  • Flax seed
  • AFM Naturals Clear Penetrating Oil

Market

  • Biogin increases flax lignan production based on demand
  • Direct marketing gives grower a pipeline to consumers who will pay premium prices
  • Flaxseed:Situation and outlook
  • Flax, Omega-3 and Fiber Marketing and Labeling
  • The flax bio-fibre supply chain

Report

  • Flax Cottonised fibre from linseed stalks

  • Report from the state of Denmark
  • ECP/GR Working Group on Fibre Crops Progress report
  • Microbial quality of hemp and flax from plants to thermal insulation
  • Report of a Working Group on Fibre Crops

 

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