Our Technology & Process
This is a Paragraph. Click on "Edit Text" or double click on the text box to start editing the content and make sure to add any relevant details or information that you want to share with your visitors.
With our Slurry technology, we can produce shapes that are custom molded for the end use, similar to how injection molding or casting can produce custom shapes. Shown here is an example of a custom pallet we could produce using our hemp fiber Slurry.
Industrial hemp fiber is grown agronomically in order to have the largest output possible while ensuring that any excess material is returned to the soil in order to benefit the next crop. Once the hemp is harvested, it rets in the field in order to break down the fibers naturally utilizing precipitation. After the fiber is bailed and transported, we then break down the bail of fiber and portion it into each individual piece of lumber. That portion is then soaked in a bonding agent and pressed into form using a proprietary process to have the highest quality output.
From Seed to 2"x4"
Creating lumber from hemp has several advantages when it comes to the product, but many other advantages are realized during the growing phase. While hemp is growing, it is sequestering carbon dioxide from the air and returning it to the soil which helps the plant reach the heights necessary for dimensional lumber production. ~7.5 tons of carbon per acre are sequestered per grow cycle, this is good for the plants and for us.
Planting hemp can also aid in crop rotations by improving soil conditions. This means that established farms can throw hemp into their rotation to boost yields of their next crop in that field. Some cover crops do this already, but without large fiber production that is capable of matching commodities that could be grown in their place. Hemp in place of those cover crops can have the same revitalizing effect with a commodity crop value.
Cutting out the milling process also reduces the overall logistics cost involved with transporting materials from farm to processing to production to mill to retail. Milling logs for lumber is efficient in creating several different cuts of lumber from one log, but it is a redundant step when creating lumber from hemp. Forming DHL to specific dimensions allows our production process to be streamlined and much more efficient. Farm to production to retail.
Hemp can be grown pretty much anywhere in the United States, making it much more available than traditional timber used in DL production. Agriculture operations across the country can benefit from this process, making fiber much more accessible to us and not limited to densely forested areas.