Trifilon goes local with Södermanland's Flax Fiber
Starting in 2017, Trifilon aims to source 75% of its super strong, super lightweight natural fiber from local growers in the Södermanland region. Working together with local farmers, Trifilon has developed a system to incorporate flax fiber into it's existing biocomposite materials. "At first, we didn't know if it would be possible as our processes are set up for hemp fibers. But after some interesting modifications, we're now able to use flax fiber that's grown in nearby fields," says Teodor Johnsson, Trifilon's Engineer. "Until this point, we have been using ecologically friendly hemp fiber with great results. To push the envelope though and become even more sustainable, we knew we needed to go local."