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Fundamental research leads to unexpected byproduct

October 26, 2017
By Saskatoon Star Phoenix

Fundamental research into the chemistry of flax by University of Saskatchewan plant scientist Martin Reaney has led to a new patented technology and an unexpected byproduct — a flax-based artist quality oil that does not cause yellowing over time, dries quickly, and has significantly reduced odour.

A start-up company, Prairie Tide Chemicals Inc. (PTC), has spun off from Reaney’s research, and now Saskatoon firm Hues Art Supply is making, bottling and selling the latest product — flaxseed oil for artists’ paint derived from Saskatchewan-grown flax plants. For the full story, click here

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