Fiber

U.S. company’s plans would shift hemp balance in Virginia

A Virginia, USA hemp company hopes to rally farmers to grow 1,400 acres of industrial hemp this year to feed…

January 14, 2021

For optimum stalk processing, let AI run the system

By Robert Ziner, CIHC, Canada As hemp stalk processing gains in popularity, it faces a fundamental economic challenge at a fundamental…

December 16, 2020

New Zealand textile maker nears startup of hemp production line

Two New Zealand companies say their joint venture is finalizing installation of a new hemp processing line through which they…

December 15, 2020

Pennsylvania decortication initiative would serve 2 states

A Pennsylvania, USA non-profit said it plans to invest in a hemp fiber decortication factory in the western part of…

December 9, 2020

After getting burned, U.S. farmers in Indiana start their own co-op

When enthusiastic farmers in the U.S. state of Indiana got the chance to grow fiber on guaranteed contracts for a…

December 5, 2020

EU project advancing hemp, wood bio-materials for key industries

An EU funded research & innovation project says it has made progress developing fully bio-based composites from hemp and wood…

November 26, 2020

Turkish developers say their technology can strip fiber without retting

Turkish engineers have developed hemp stripping technology they say can turn out one ton of fiber per month, significantly reducing…

October 5, 2020

Montana-based U.S. processor plans decortication facility

An independent hemp operator in the U.S. state of Montana says it will build a multi-million dollar decortication factory to…

August 31, 2020

Canadian firm raises $3.3 million to develop hemp cleaning wipes

Bast Fibre Technologies Inc. (BFTi) of Canada said it has sold $3.3 million (CA$4.5 million) worth of equity to Natural…

June 25, 2020

Hemp’s full potential is on tap at this year’s EIHA conference

Confirmed speakers for the European Industrial Hemp Conference next week will cover everything from hemp construction and bio-composites to textiles,…

June 9, 2020