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CRAiLAR announces European wet processing facility

Posted on September 5, 2013
Crailar Technologies

CRAiLAR Technologies Inc., which produces and markets CRAiLAR® Flax fiber, announced that it has executed a letter of intent to acquire a European fiber dyeing facility with more than thirty years of experience in the industry. The acquisition, which is subject to the entry into definitive agreements and prior regulatory approval, would establish CRAiLAR flax fiber production for the Company in one of the most prolific flax growing regions in Western Europe.

Harper Government Invests to Create Value from Waste

Posted on July 18, 2012

Canada is receiving an important investment to turn by-products of flax and hemp into high-quality fiber.

Harper Government Investing in New Market Opportunities for Flax and Hemp Farmers

Posted on October 21, 2011

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan — The Government of Canada is investing in innovation that will help create new bio-composites derived from flax and hemp fibers. Member of Parliament Rod Bruinooge (Winnipeg South), on behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, today announced an investment of more than $100,000 for the Composites Innovation Centre (CIC) to study flax and […]

Naturally Advanced Technologies and Carhartt Enter Into Development Agreement For CRAiLAR Flax Fiber

Posted on October 3, 2011

Vancouver, BC and Portland, OR — Naturally Advanced Technologies Inc. today announced that it has entered into a short term CRAiLAR® Flax fiber development agreement with Carhartt beginning in September 2011 to support evaluation of processing CRAiLAR Flax fiber in premium grade work wear. “Carhartt aligns perfectly with our current portfolio and we are excited […]

Naturally Advanced Technologies Announces Partnership With Carolina Eastern to Manage Agronomics

Posted on July 14, 2011

Company Will Contract 15,000 Acres of Flax This Year and Establish Regional Production Facility by Q1 2012; Announcement Follows Close of C$13.1M in Bought Deal Financing Portland, Oregon & Vancouver, British Columbia — Naturally Advanced Technologies Inc. today announced it has entered into an agreement with Carolina Eastern Precision Ag, of Pamplico, South Carolina, to […]

Plant fiber still vital to clothing production

Posted on November 27, 2004

In the millennia before polyester and spandex, people wore plants. In fact, you may be wearing plant material right now! While many of our modern clothes are fabricated with synthetic, pliable and durable fabrics, some ancient standbys just can’t be replaced.

Hemp friendly

Posted on July 31, 2000

Former flax centres such as Foxton in the Manawatu could be the best areas for cropping hemp, advocates of the fibre crop, including Greens co-leader Rod Donald, say. Last week, the Government signalled that licences for growing hemp could be issued soon for crops to be planted in the spring.

Foxton is tops for hemp

Posted on July 29, 2000

Foxton could be the best region locally for cropping hemp. The former flax town has the right soil and best climate for growing industrial hemp, which needs a dry, friable soil and plenty of sunshine.

Linificio Canapifico Nazionale at Expofil

Posted on July 27, 2000

Stoplino, Tundra, Zeus, Venere Soft and Ares blend linen roving with poliamidic yarns giving the linen a special finish, sheen and color. Hemp, the only natural alternative to linen thread is hemp can be found in their yarns Imperial, Quinsai, Napak and Whemp. Icaro, Silk blends with polyamide and wool in Nylin and Erica. Linen co-exists with metal threads such as steel, copper in Irony and Rames.