SAERTEX enters sustainable partnership with Terre de Lin for flax fibres

SAERTEX and Terre de Lin have launched a collaboration for non-crimp fabrics with flax fibres for the marine and sports & leisure markets. The partnership of the two companies aims to combine SAERTEX´s expertise in reinforcement materials with the large capacity of one of the world’s biggest suppliers of sustainable flax fibres, Terre de Lin.

SAERTEX is known for its expertise in composite reinforcements made from glass, carbon, and aramid fibres. In addition to the previously used basalt, flax is now the second bio-based fibre that expands the range of textile possibilities. Flax fibres are renewable and have minimal environmental impact during processing. They help partners of SAERTEX to reduce the CO2 footprint of their composite products and are thus in line with SAERTEX´s corporate vision “Innovation for a resource-saving future,” which aims to make a significant contribution toward minimizing the consumption of non-renewable resources and fossil fuels.

Based in Normandy, Terre de Lin is the global leader in flax production. Managing flax culture and the transformation from seeds to fibres, the company is committed to ongoing quality improvement and innovation. Terre de Lin focuses on keeping its flax expertise gained from the seeds to the fibres method, whilst striving to continuously improve the environmental impact of flax production as well as its social responsibility.

SAERTEX, alongside Terre de Lin will be displaying the latest innovations in the fields of reinforcement materials and flax fibres at the JEC World from May 2nd – 5th.

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