BastCore partners with Texas Tech University

May 6th, 2022

BastCore has partnered with the Fiber and Biopolymer Research Institute at Texas Tech University (TTU) to create a new platform that will deliver novel fiber solutions utilizing their Mcore product in addition to an environmentally friendly process for degumming, or delignification. The initial scope of work is to assess BastCore's chipped core wood (hurd) composition. "We are […]

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IND HEMP and Hempitecture announce supply partnership

March 31st, 2022

Hemp can capture and remove more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere per acre annually than a forest or other agricultural crops. IND HEMP and Hempitecture announce the coordinated supply chain partnership for the production and manufacture of natural hemp fibers for Hempitecture’s nonwoven Hempwool® insulation to be grown, processed and manufactured in the western United […]

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Hemp derivative market growth forecast

August 31st, 2021

According to The Insight Partners’ research study on “Hemp Derivatives Market to 2028–Global Analysis and Forecast–by Type and Application,” the hemp derivative market is projected to reach US$ 20,977.94 million by 2028 from US$ 4,585.43 million in 2019; it is expected to grow at a CAGR of 20.4% from 2022 to 2028. In 2021, Asia […]

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Is hemp fiber the new sustainable knit for footwear?

November 5th, 2020

Zoe Newman, a graduate student from North Carolina State University’s Wilson College of Textiles, shared her research on the impact of introducing hemp fiber into more sustainable knit footwear during IFAI Virtual Expo 2020. Newman explained that sustainable materials are lacking in the textile industry, especially for footwear, and integrating natural fibers into the market […]

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Hemp cultivation sets record

July 12th, 2017

The cultivation of hemp was legalized in most European Union-member states between 1993 and 1996. In 2011, cultivation decreased to its lowest value since 1994, just 8,000 hectares. However, it has increased steadily since 2012 to reach 33,000 hectares in 2016. According to the European Industrial Hemp Association, Europe expects almost constant or moderately growing […]

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Moves toward hemp legalization

April 6th, 2016

On January 26, 2016, the Virginia House of Delegates passed a bill (HB699) to authorize the farming and production of industrial hemp in the state for commercial purposes with a 98-0 vote. Once passed into state law, Virginia would be able to authorize commercial farming and production, thereby setting the foundation to nullify in practice […]

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