Fiber

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

China agrees to buy U.S. hemp fiber; Can anyone supply it?

While China has agreed to purchase an unspecified amount of hemp fiber from the United States in a recently signed…

May 14, 2020

Malaysian association sees fiber as first opportunity for hemp

Mohamad Johan is President & Founder of the Malaysia HempTech Industrial Research Association (MHIRA), a sustainability-focused NGO. He formed an…

January 13, 2020

Nepalese entrepreneur’s ‘cosmic’ plans start with hemp charcoal

Of the many potential uses of the hemp plant, Nepalese entrepreneur Bilabh Shrestha is starting where it’s simple. The 28-year-old…

December 22, 2019

Hemp task force in Australian state focuses on industrial uses

The Australian state of Victoria has named a three-member task force to explore the industrial uses of hemp, the government…

September 4, 2019

Dreaming of spider webs and the new hemp paradigm

By Andrew Kelly Attending the International Conference on Natural Fibers (ICNF) in Portugal recently, it is fair to say I…

August 24, 2019

Hemp firms in New Zealand join to develop whole-plant technology

Three New Zealand hemp firms have joined efforts to advance harvesting and processing technology that can bring higher returns for…

June 11, 2019

Hemp micro-decorticator unveiled by Latvian entrepreneur

The HurdMaster Micro Decorticator, a small-scale fiber processing unit designed by Latvian entrepreneur Kristaps Eglitas, was unveiled today at HempToday's…

May 24, 2019

Hemp as change agent in former Colombian war zone

INTERVIEW: Avelino Martinez Sandoval, CEO at ApagroCOL S.A.S., works with the Colombian national government's Territorial Renewal Agency (ART), which advances…

May 11, 2019