Our flax spinning mill is located in Al-Delta, the heart of the textiles region in Egypt. This region is what gave the Egyptian cotton its worldwide popularity due to its optimal climate and soil properties.
The mill sits on a spacious 16000 square feet land. The mill has 3000+ tons production capacity per year. While we have some of the best machinery for preparing, spinning, and finishing the yarn, our research lab is what really sets up apart from any competition.
About Flax plant
The fibers are separated from the plant's stem through a process called retting. It then goes through several stages of preparation and dressing before it can be spun to produce yarn.
The fine flax yarn is usually referred to as "linen". It is used in all kinds of textile products ranging from rugs and curtains to luxury clothing. It can also be used in luxury sheets and bedding production.The thicker yarn, which is usually called twine, can be used in the meat industry, upholstery industry, produce farms, packing, and more.
Flax seeds are one of the oldest crops. There are two types, brown and golden, which are equally nutritious
- Calories: 37
- Protein: 1.3 grams
- Carbs: 2 grams
- Fiber: 1.9 grams
- Total fat: 3 grams
- Saturated fat: 0.3 grams
- Monounsaturated fat: 0.5 grams
- Polyunsaturated fat: 2.0 grams
- Omega-3 fatty acids: 1,597 mg
- Vitamin B1: 8% of the RDI
- Vitamin B6: 2% of the RDI
- Folate: 2% of the RDI
- Calcium: 2% of the RDI
- Iron: 2% of the RDI
- Magnesium: 7% of the RDI
- Phosphorus: 4% of the RDI
- Potassium: 2% of the RDI
From flax fiber to yarn
The scutching process removes the impurities and the woody straws from the flax fiber. The resulting fiber goes through the process of “hackling”.
The hackling machine consists of many combs of varying sizes. The combs have pins with varying density. The fibers pass through the combs to achieve three things:
- Removal of any last bit of straws and impurities from the fibers
- Separation of the short fibers from the long fibers
- Straightening of the fibers