MOST SOLID OF ALL NATURAL TEXTILE FIBRES
fibres are by far the most solid of all natural textile fibres. But more
than this, thanks to its robustness linen is ranked just below special
steel which is used because of its high tensile strength. This tenacity
is mainly due to the morphology of the fibres: The wall of the flax
fibre forms a perfect tube with a dominant longitudinal structure. The
fibres represent a composite which is strengthened by a high level –
70 to 75% of the dry mass – of highly crystalline (60%) cellulose.
This composition explains both the low capability of the fibres to
regain their original shape after being bent as well as the good tensile
strength. The tenacity of flax fibres gives linen its high dimensional
stability, high mechanical strength and unequalled durability.
is a fibre with a strong absorption ability: it can absorb at least its
own dry weight in moisture - something that makes it unique for a
natural fibre. Thanks to this property linen is ideal for direct contact
with skin, either as clothing or household textiles. As studies have
proven, linen sheets offer an incomparable sleeping comfort because of
their absorption ability and their permanent freshness. The strong
absorption ability also allows an endless variety of colours to be
used in the dying process and makes linen especially receptive for
various finishing processes.
is a hollow fibre: each fibre has a hollow space in the inside, the
lumen. This fact is very important for the climatizing
linen; together with the absorption abilities of the flax fibres it
makes linen comfortable all year round. This is also the reason for
linen's acoustic and sound insulating properties, which find especially
in the decoration sector.
THE BENEFITS OF
natural fibre linen has anti-allergic properties. Linen materials are
healthy and free of any skin irritating properties. It has been proven
that linen can even alleviate certain skin problems. Linen textiles are
anti-static – hence, they do not attract dust – they are
pill-resistant and hard-wearing. Besides, of all textile fibres flax is
the most environmentally friendly: its cultivation does not harm the
soil, its processing is considerate to the eco-system and the materials
made from the fibres are biodegradable. These natural advantages are
during the entire production process, they are also
emphasized: in weaving, knitting or finishing – in
each of the processing phases the aesthetic qualities, comfort,
crease-resistance and care properties of linen products are
with cutting edge technologies.