In use for ages, flax's natural quality and superior performance make it an important part of many fine products we use today. Flax is environmentally friendly. It makes coatings and floorings friendlier, concretes tougher, and fibre products stronger.
Linseed oil products help manufacturers maintain good air quality, providing modern solutions to protect and beautify our world. Manufacturers today are turning to new linseed oil products such as Dilulin ™ in paint products, and Archer #1™ , a co-adhesive in popular fibreboard. These linseed products replace some solvents and petroleum-based chemicals in the products' formulations, thereby combatting air pollution. In many places, environmental regulations call for the reduction of dangerous volatile organic compounds (VOCs) which solvents spew into the air, interacting with sunshine and creating smog.
Linoleum flooring, the most durable sheet flooring material, is an attractive flooring for a new century. An all-natural, enviro-friendly product, linoleum contains about 30 per cent linseed oil. Not only is it beautiful and long-lasting, it is gentle on the environment. As linoleum flooring is completely biodegradable, it decomposes when discarded. With modern colours and performance, linoleum has become the flooring of choice in public buildings and private dwellings throughout the world. Artist-designed inlays are becoming increasingly popular in linoleum flooring because the material lends itself so readily to cutting by water-jet cutting techniques.