Spinning of long fiber flax for very fine quality line yarns
Lambacher Hitiag Leinen AG decided to shut the operation down in January 2005. We regret this decision. Nevertheless we leave these pages as they contain a lot of highly valuable information.
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Long fibre spinning
The flax is delivered to the spinning mill as long fibres. Depending on whether the spinning mill has suitable hackling machines or not the materials come direct from scutching as line flax or are delivered as slivers of hackled linen. The following steps are required to produce yarn that can be used in weaving, knitting or hosiery: hackling, drafting and preparation, spinning.
Forming the sliver
spinning, which can be done with grey, boiled and bleached roves
These technologies apply the same principle of drafting, attenuating and twisting the fibres in order to obtain yarn cohesion. The properties of yarn and hence the choice of process depend on the type and features of the desired yarn. Wet spinning remains a special feature of flax fibre spinning. It enables yarns of an outstanding quality and finesse to be produced.
Additional information on flax line and flax tow may be found here
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