Table 1: Comparison of Young’s modulus ( ) and tensile stress (σ) of raw-, NaOH-, and enzyme-treated flax fibres measured by single fibre tension test.

Raw flax1% NaOH3% NaOH5% NaOH10% NaOHEnzyme 5 hEnzyme 18 h

Longitudinal Young’s modulus (Gpa)
Tensile strength σ (MPa)