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Hackled, Combed, Cottonized Flax

Procotex Corporation SA

Description :
>> Hackled sliver:
The most important phase in the spinning of flax is undoubtedly the hackling process. Irregularities on the sliver during hackling can after all not be fixed anymore during spinning.
That is why Procotex, as a pioneer and market leader – our annual capacity is 6 500 ton! – is particularly proud of the fact that our hackled sliver is known worldwide because of its excellent quality. Procotex proposed also other flax product for spinning process.

>> Carded and Combed tops:
- The tops are spun on a wool spinning system.
- Can be mixed at the client in tops format with other fibres with a length between 100-130 mm, such as wool, polyester and viscose.
- Scutched tow and/or hackled tow are the raw materials used for carding and combing.
- Can be mixed at the client at a ratio of 5% to even more than 50% flax.
- Depending on the fineness of the flax fibres and the blending %, one can spin yarns between 9.6 nm and 80 nm.
- There is the possibility of cracking (bringing fibres to a maximum length) and double combing.

- We can also cut these carded and combed tops at precision lengths for other technical applications (thermoplast/thermoset)
- By-products can be sold to the paper industry to be used for high-quality paper types. The insulation sector also knows and appreciates the incredible acoustic values of this unique quality.

>> Cottonized flax:
- These are flax fibres that are shortened and refined in order to be spun on a cotton system. (Ring or Open-end ).
- These flax fibres can have a length between 38-51mm, depending on the customer’s requirements.
- These cottonized flax fibres can be spun together with the cotton, polyester, viscose… from the cards.
- The yarn numbers can vary from Ne 8 to Ne 55.

Product family :
Application products > Materials, equipment, accessories

Sectors/Markets :

Bio-based content

Environmental gain
Ecological product, Biodegradable

Geographical target markets, Manufacturing place, Place of supply in plant biomass, Standards - Labels, Implementation, Available quantity, Estimated price
Last update 06/01/2014
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