There are two verities of flax plants, one which yields blue flowers and the other which yields white flowers. Plants with white flowers produce coarse and strong fibers compared to plants with blue flowers. Products of the Flax crop, including seeds, straw, fibers and stalk, are used in different industries such as medical, textile, insulation and food. Weed control and optimum use of fertilizers such as Nitrogen, Phosphorous and Potassium determines the yield of the crop. Most processing companies tend to reject crop that is heavily contaminated by weed.
The demand for flax crop is increasing year on year, owing to the demand for seeds and fiber that are used in industries such as food, medical and textile. Their usage in flax oils, pet foods and omega-enriched food products is also increasing year on year.
This flax crop market report covers demand for flax crop by different end products across the globe in different regions; special focus is laid on the markets where demand is growing substantially. Market demand is segmented by plant products including straw, stalk parts and seeds. In addition, a detailed analysis of the end user industries is covered in the scope of the report. The standards and regulations set by different governments are covered in detail as the quality of the seeds plays a major role in driving demand for the flax crop.
The top 20 companies involved in processing flax fiber, straw, stalk and seeds have been profiled in the report. Financial overview, company strategies (development and expansion into different regions and product portfolios) and M&A’s for a majority of the companies are covered as a part of the competitive landscape. Market share analysis for key players in each of the product segments in 2015 is also covered in brief.