Flax Fibres

Sustainable resource for Bcomp's natural fibre products

Natural fibres are subdivided into different classes with flax being a bast fibre. Bast fibres bear the potential for industrial usage based on their toughness and structural contribution. Convinced by outstanding mechanical properties plus local availability we made flax fibres the main product material at Bcomp.

Flax fibre process from seeds to the final products

The superior performance of Bcomp products starts with the European based farmers growing the best quality flax fibres in France and Belgium. Flax is a very water-efficient plant and further processing results in zero waste as all byproducts are used. Linen is the textile made from flax fibres. 

Always bearing in mind the required properties for our customers’ applications, our specialists select the right types of fibres, which are processed into our special fabric architecture ampliTex®.

Strong flax fabrics for strong products

As the major contributor to the mechanical properties of the final composite part, the yarn is the elementary building block of our products. The fibres for each yarn are carefully selected, and then tailor-spun specifically for each of our products. When exposed to pressure perpendicular to its length direction, a yarn has the tendency to maintain its round cross-section. This is a great advantage over glass or carbon yarns that tend flatten out due to sliding of the fibres constituting the yarns. Learn more about it in the powerRibs section.

Green image for blue flax flowering

The ecological superiority of flax fibres compared to glass fibres can be proven taking human toxicity, greenhouse gas emissions and non-renewable energy consumption in mind. All three properties present significantly smaller environmental impact for flax fibres. With adding the advantage of European origin, flax makes the perfect resource to round out our sustainable mission at Bcomp.