The principle of very short intensive pulses can be beneficially used in various applications. For the processing of natural fibres such as hemp or flax for instance, a considerable effort in process technology and energy and/or the use of chemical agents is necessary. As a result, the benefits of resource-saving cultivation of the plants are lost to a large extent.
The shock wave technology facilitates chemical-free and low-energy cottonisation (dissolving and separation of fibres) of hemp and other raw materials. The use of shock wave technology leads to particularly soft fibres, which allows a very high proportion of hemp fibres in the fabrics, thus contributing to a pleasant wearing comfort of the produced clothing.