Fiber

Broad portfolio drives HempFlax revenues to €14.5m, a 43% increase

Legacy European hemp group HempFlax saw revenues rise 43% in 2020 to €14.5 million, driven in part by a 42% increase…

May 5, 2021

Pakistani denim maker looks to Texas for cottonized fiber

Pakistani denim maker Artistic Garment Industries (AGI) said it has entered a one-year deal with Panda Biotech of Texas for…

April 23, 2021

European Commission sets first public session on hemp

The European Commission has set a first-ever public event dedicated specifically to market opportunities in industrial hemp. Commission officials, national…

April 22, 2021

U.S. fiber processor says it has raised $2.8 million

U.S. fiber processor BastCore LLC said it was oversubscribed for a fund raising round of $2.8 million as it develops…

April 21, 2021

Italian ‘eco-leather’ is new use for dust from hemp fiber

Italian developers have introduced Napee, an "eco-leather" textile containing hemp waste powder that does not use toxic solvents in the…

April 19, 2021

Australian project will set technical plan for fiber production

A project in Australia will map out technical needs for a processing value chain that makes use of stems from…

April 16, 2021

Michigan hemp firm stakes claim in advanced manufacturing

A Michigan hemp startup said it secured financing to build a hemp fiber processing factory that is planned to be…

April 15, 2021

Industrial hemp fiber is better than wood in every way

By Robert Ziner | CIHC, Canada Hemp has always been a better natural resource than trees. The truth is, because hemp…

April 12, 2021

‘We’d like to see a decorticator next to every cotton gin’

Guy Carpenter is President and CEO of Bear Fiber, Inc., and President at Cape Fear Apparel Consulting, both of North Carolina.…

March 29, 2021

Australian fiber processing startup completes fundraising

Australian hemp processing startup X-Hemp Pty Ltd says it has met its target for capital raising after a five-month campaign. The…

March 19, 2021