Facility Adjustments Continue Into New Year
VICTORIA, BC and PORTLAND, OR, Dec. 28, 2012 /CNW/ - CRAiLAR
Technologies Inc. ("CL" or the "Company") (TSXV: CL) (OTCBB: CRLRF),
which produces and markets CRAiLAR®, a natural fiber made from flax and
other bast fibers, has revised its estimated production start date at
its new Pamplico, S.C. facility from Friday, December 28 to a targeted
timeframe of mid January.
The delay has been attributed to safety and compliance within the water
and fire protection systems in the building. Additional customization
to communications equipment is also being worked on in order to safely
operate the production line. The Company continues to work with the
facility engineers onsite to ensure maximum safety and efficiency in
the newly installed production line, which was commissioned
"While we targeted a start-date prior to the end of the year, we will
not compromise the safety of our team, the investment to-date or
quality of product in order to meet a date that we set internally as a
goal," said Ken Barker, CEO of CRAiLAR Technologies. "Our on-site
activities continue in earnest, we are targeting mid January and will
provide an update when appropriate."
About CRAiLAR Technologies Inc.
CRAiLAR® Technologies Inc., previously Naturally Advanced Technologies
Inc., offers cost-effective and environmentally sustainable natural
fiber in the form of flax, hemp and other bast fibers for use in
textile, industrial, energy, medical and composite material
applications. Produced using a fraction of water and chemical inputs
compared with other natural fibers, CRAiLAR Flax is the newest natural
fiber introduction to the market in decades. The Company supplies its
CRAiLAR Flax to HanesBrands, Georgia-Pacific, Brilliant Global
Knitwear, Tuscarora Yarns and Target Corp. for commercial use, and to
Levi Strauss & Co., Cintas, Carhartt, Ashland, PVH Corp. and Lenzing
for evaluation and development. The Company was founded in 1998 as a
provider of environmentally friendly, socially responsible clothing.
For more information, visit www.crailar.com.
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use of the net proceeds of the Private Placement. Although CL believes
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SOURCE: Crailar Technologies Inc.
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Director, Corporate Communications