Green-Tech-Tuesday |ANNOUNCING THE COMMERCIALIZATION OF HEMP BIOPLASTIC: Press Release 12.01.19
ANNOUNCING THE COMMERCIALIZATION OF HEMP BIOPLASTIC
FOSSIL FUEL BASEDPLASTIC POLLUTION NOW REDUCED TO A DESIGN DECISION
New Cannabis based plastics move to take over big oilplastics.
Alternative Hemp Polymers now competitive with raw resin.
Feb 7, 2019
February 7, 2014 marked the passing of the original Federal Farm Bill, inviting new agricultural freedoms and encouraging a world of ecological alternatives in North America. On this day, exactly 5 years later, THE HEMP PLASTIC COMPANY (THPC), a specialist in eco-friendly materials for packaging and parts, proudly announces a historic breakthrough:
Hemp Plastic Commercialization.
With this announcement, Hemp plastic straws, water bottles,plastic bags, jars and virtually anything found in fossil fuel based resin maynow be competitively made from hemp plastic.
Modern polymer is generally made from fossil fuels – takingmillions of years to create and ages to degrade, polluting our oceans andland. In comparison, Cannabis Hemp is arenewable, industrial plant material, offering a welcome, green alternative toraw polymer.
In 1930, Henry Ford was first known to use hemp as a prototypebioplastic in car fenders, and THPC co-founder Paul Benhaim began creatingmarketable hemp bioplastic formulas back in the 1990’s.
Today, THE HEMP PLASTIC COMPANY proudly announces the first full scale commercial production of hemp based bioplastics, ideal for nearly any application where fossil fuel resin is used.
Unlike other bioplastics using vegetable materials as filler, THPChas developed a revolutionary process to separate the various parts of the hempplant, adding them individually to the bioplastics as needed to enhance thepolymer properties. THPC can addbenefits such as fiber strength, and tap into natural flexibility attributeswhich are found within the hemp plant, then ultimately shared with thisinnovative polymer.
Manufacturers may now choose biodegradable, renewable, sustainable (in some cases, even compostable) plant based alternatives, suitable for thermalform, blow in, injection mold or film, hemp plastic effectively reduces plastic pollution down to a design decision.
THPC’s unique eco-polymer breakthrough marks a first for NorthAmerica, made with up to 100% bio material. At this price, the breakthrough represents a game changer for the worldsmanufacturers who were previously reliant on fossil fuel based plastic.
The convergence of demand, technology and the deregulation of hemp material opens the door for this new range of alternative polymer solutions, and THE HEMP PLASTIC COMPANY (THPC) is poised to supply manufacturers worldwide. With over 50 million lbs. of polymer capacity per harvest, this breakthrough represents a supply far larger than any previously available.
“We welcome North America’s new hemp farmers who are bringing back this valuable crop. We also remain particularly thankful to our investors and our dedicated early adopters who drive our innovations. Every ounce of hemp we use, is an ounce of petroleum based plastic we did not use. This represents the catalyst linking all of our designers, suppliers and buyers” explained Kevin Tubbs, Co-Founder, and Chief Business Development Officer of THE HEMP PLASTIC COMPANY.
Environmentalists are calling hempplastic an eco-friendly game changer in the packaging industry, arevolutionary step forward because petroleum based plastic has been one of themajor causes of pollution around the world.
“We welcome manufacturers from all industries to make their products a little easier on the planet.” explains Co-Founder and Chairman Paul Benhaim, noted hemp industry leader, author of 9 books on industrial hemp, global keynote speaker, as well as CEO of Elixinol Global Ltd, an Australian ASX Public listed Company (ASX:EXL, OTCQX: ELLXF). Mr Benhaim was inspired to work with hemp plastics when noting plastic pollution in the pristine Himalayas and was fueled further when learning about the Great Ocean Garbage Patches – some now as big as countries.
THE HEMP PLASTIC COMPANY is working with farmers, processors, chemical compounders, injection molders, film extruders and packaging makers to commercialize the unusual bio plastics. While custom polymer from hemp is available for all clients, the 4 primary options provide alternatives for most manufacturers:
HEMPPropylene ™ for injection molds, thermal forming etc.
HEMPEthylene ™ for films and injection molds.
HEMP-ABS™ for highimpact needs.
HEMP-PLA™, 100%bio material for 3D printers etc.
THE HEMP PLASTIC COMPANY is poisedto revolutionize the multibillion dollar parts and packaging industry, by offeringa previously unavailable, ecofriendly alternative.
For more information, please visit:
- THE HEMP PLASTIC COMPANY
- 1495 Canyon Boulevard
- Boulder, Colorado 80302
Examples of products
TranslucentHempPropylene, shown natural – capable of being tinted.
- Method of Production/ Plastic Facts and Hemp Historyhttps://hempplastic.com/facts/
- Make the Greener Choice for Your Business: https://hempplastic.com/customers/
- The Greener Solution You’ve Been Waiting For: https://hempplastic.com/manufacturers/
- SHAKE UP THE PLASTICS INDUSTRY WITH BIODEGRADABLE ALTERNATIVES: https://hempplastic.com/about-us/
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