BFT is a manufacturer of 100% plant-based, intact natural fibres with the technical and performance requirements for a wide variety of nonwoven applications.


BFT is using advanced fibre processing technology to transform raw fibres from cotton, hemp, and flax plants to meet the exacting standards required by the nonwoven industry.

Bast to the Future

A. Ahlström's ownership per 31.12.2023


Personnel (2023)


Operating countries (2023)

Canada, Germany and USA

Board of Directors

Noel Hall (Executive Chair)

Andreas Ahlström (Vice-Chair)

Phil Christopher

Ken Hallat

George P. Murphy

President & COO

Chuck Oxendine