Cabalux def
Edit Content
Cabalux def


Onze gegevens

What are flax stalks?

All practical information about flax stalks

Wondering what exactly flax stalks are and how you can optimally use them? We have collected some practical information for you here. Should you wish to read up on additional information, you can always reach out to us. We would be happy to share with you a few details about flax, flax cultivation and our own brand.

The flax plant

Flax stalks come from the flax plant. The flax plant has a woody stem along the inside. The flax fibres are located on the outside of the stem. When the flax is processed (also called scutching), the woody stem is broken. Those broken particles are the flax stalks. We cleanse the  flax stalks of impurities and strip it of flax seed and we remove the dust. We then pack the flax stalks in bales of about 20 kg. You can purchase the flax stalks both by the bale and by Euro-pallets or industrial pallets. All pallets are always supplied with a waterproof cover.

The long flax fibres are mainly used in the textile sector, also known as linen. The shorter fibres are also used in the textile sector, although they have other applications. The shorter fibres of lesser quality are mainly used in paper such as dollar bills and in insulation materials.

The flax seed is used in both human and animal food. For animal food in particular, we are FCA certified (BC-02 v0.4 – 310317 and BC-05 v0.4 – 151118). Furthermore, linseed is made into linseed oil that is used to treat parquet, among other things. Linseed oil can also often be found in cosmetic products.

Even the dust extracted by our processing plant proves useful for manure processing because it absorbs a lot of moisture from manure.

As you can see, flax is very durable because every part of the plant is used. In addition, flax is CO2 negative, which means that the plant stores more CO2 than is emitted during cultivation and processing. A hectare of flax also extracts more CO2 from the air than a hectare of forest and retains it forever in the fibres (e.g. textiles, composites & building materials). With other crops, the stored CO2 is released much faster.

In addition, little water and chemicals are required for flax cultivation and processing. On top of that, flax produces roots up to one metre deep in the soil, which improves the soil structure. The soil then retains water better during dry periods and allows water to seep away better during wet periods. Conclusion: flax is a very sustainable and ecologically responsible crop.

Would you like to order flax stalks as stable litter for your horses?

Then navigate to our online store!