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IGKV Raipur scientists develop linen yarn from flax plant
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Oct '17
IGKV Raipur scientists develop linen yarn from flax plant
Scientists at the Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishvavidyalaya (IGKV) in Raipur claim to have developed yarn of linen cloth from the almost useless stem of flax, or linseed, plant for the first time in India. Indian linen fabric manufacturers have been importing yarn due to its unavailability in the country. The yarn can be used to make decorative handicraft items.

The stems were soaked in water for four days to soften them and dried till they were hard and brittle. These were then ground to extract the inner soft tissue, which is in the form of fibre and given to weavers who then process the yarn.

The yarn is expected to boost the handloom sector, according to a report in a top English-language daily. (DS)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India


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