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Harper Government Investing in New Market Opportunities for Flax and Hemp Farmers

Posted on October 21, 2011

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan — The Government of Canada is investing in innovation that will help create new bio-composites derived from flax and hemp fibers. Member of Parliament Rod Bruinooge (Winnipeg South), on behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, today announced an investment of more than $100,000 for the Composites Innovation Centre (CIC) to study flax and […]

Automotive Composites

Posted on February 18, 2011
Automotive Composites

Natural fiber composites are made of a mixture of 50% hemp and 50% polypropylene (PP) which are formed into fleece mats and are later formed into various components.

The use of natural fibers in automotive composites versus fiberglass results in both ecological and technological benefits.

Hemp: coming soon to a kitchen near you

Posted on April 14, 2005

It has taken a decade to develop, but a Gretna-based company thinks it is on the verge of making it big with counter tops made with hemp fibre.

FlexForm Technologies Achieves Milestone in Automotive Interior Industry

Posted on January 11, 2005

FlexForm’s NFC products, which are formulated from a blend of natural fibers such as kenaf, hemp, flax, jute and sisal and thermoplastic polymers such as polypropylene and polyester, are the substrate of choice in more than 1.5 million vehicles in the United States.

Daimler-Chrysler to use Philippine abaca

Posted on October 20, 2004

Automaker Daimler-Chrysler has approved the use of Philippine abaca for the exterior lining of its class A cars, which include the Plymouth and the Mercedes-Benz, Daimler-Chrysler consultant Dr. Werner Muhlbauer told the Inquirer Tuesday.

Making the mold

Posted on July 10, 2004

Composite America molds fabrics containing hemp, flax and jute into interior panels for machinery, vehicles and airplanes.

Hemp Plastic makes tracks and celebrates with special offer

Posted on June 3, 2004

To celebrate the launch we are offering a FREE hemp plastic CD tray with every purchase of the newest book on industrial hemp by Paul Benhaim. The CD including lots of photos, videos, charts-everything you could want to know about the modern hemp industry-a great gift.

Planting Computers

Posted on March 30, 2004

It’s not every day you come across a grower whose crop will be harvested by a Japanese firm to go into computers and mobile phones. But Andrew Saunders is such a farmer. He’s growing kenaf, a fibre crop, similar in appearance to industrial hemp.

Natural Fibre Injection

Posted on March 26, 2004

Krauss-Maffei Kunststofftechnik has adapted its long fibre injection (LFI) process so that natural fibre reinforcements such as flax, hemp or sisal can processed into polyurethane mouldings. Natural fibre reinforced component polyurethane parts offer characteristics which are claimed to compare favourably with those of their glass-fibre counterparts.

Alcons Introduces VR12 Speaker for Portable or Permanent Applications

Posted on February 6, 2004

The RBN601 ribbon driver features the unique “HempHorn.” This wave-guide is made of a new combination of composite materials with natural hemp fiber structures. In contrast to traditional glass fiber horns, the HempHorn features the same stiffness as conventional (glass fiber) horns, but is characterized with a much higher internal damping (at same weight). This results in a so-called “inaudible” waveguide, without the well-known “harsh horn sound”.