Natural and Man-Made
Fibers and their Role in Creation of Physiological State of Human Body
CRAiLAR fiber can be
labeled as flax & not linen
"Nanolignin modified linen fabric as
Multifunctional Product" natural UV protection:http://www.t-pot.eu/docs/HGK/HGK_20090922_5INFMP_Zimniewska_Innovations%20in%20UV%20protection%20by%20textiles.pdf
Canada's Flax Fiber
Stakeholders across Canada are working to develop a vibrant flax fiber industry. Research, Production & Value-Added
Man’s oldest fibre
holds bandage breakthrough | euronews, science: Traditional bandages for protecting and healing wounds may soon be a thing of the past thanks to
a team of scientists in Wroclaw University, Poland. They claim they have genetically modified a ‘flax’ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flax to produce linen bandages that dramatically improve healing.
studies of clothes made
out of 100% linen, 100% polyester (PES) and their blends with a
different percentage of both kinds of raw material proved that there were considerable changes in the parameters of
skin–clothes microclimate that depend on the share of polyester fibres
in the blends with linen.
Linen used to be very important in Canada!
Linen, which is used
for apparel and interior textiles, comes from the long, strong bast fibres that
form in the outer portions of the flax stem
partners are working together on a project to examine whether fiber from
flax and hemp could replace cotton for one of Canada's largest
suppliers of uniforms to the Canadian Forces
being made into yarn, natural fibers such as hemp or flax must undergo a
retting process to eliminate lignins and pectins. Current processing
methods are based on chemical products or natural river retting, which
are both unacceptable from a sustainable development perspective. The
introduction of NRC’s newest technology based on enzymes will allow us
to produce industrial hemp and flax fibres in a regular quality to make
uniforms, our main product.