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6th February 2018, Valliquerville

Cap Seine backs flax innovators

EcoTechnilin has been producing natural fibre nonwovens for over 20 years. © EcoTechnilinHaving been acquired by the French Cap Seine group in March 2017, EcoTechnilin is looking to accelerate the adoption of natural fibre-based composites by the automotive industry and other key sectors.

As a major agricultural cooperative dealing in plant-based products such as flax and hemp, grains, seed, plant protection technology and fertilizers based in Mont-Saint-Aignan, France, Cap Seine is providing the financial backing for a new investment drive that will bring benefits to many of its members in the bast fibre supply chain.

During 2016, Cap Seine also acquired Lineo, of Meulebeke, Belgium, the developer of Flaxtape, a material consisting of unidirectional (UD) flax fibres which, in a patented process, are stretched and then sprayed with water and dried, so that the natural cement in the flax fibres is all that’s required to bind the material together.

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