Latest Reports, Studies and Research on Flax
In Manitoba, oilseed flax is the main type commercially grown. Seed is harvested for food and industrial uses, and the straw can be bales as used as natural fibres for both industrial applications and textiles. The trend for using flax fibre is increasing as there is a demand for materials that are recyclable or decomposable. As a result, Manitoba businesses are developing technologies to handle oilseed type flax straw and produce fibre from it for industrial purposes. The extraction and processing of fibre from existing flax straw residue is creating new production and value-adding opportunities for Manitoba flax producers.