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Hemp Building Materials

Posted on April 4, 2014
Hemp Building Materials

One of hemp’s most innovative and applicable uses today is in building materials sector. Hemp can be used for all sorts of building materials, replacing or supplementing traditional materials including wood and concrete. There are a wider range of products, but the most important categories are: Hempcrete, Insulation, and Particle Board.

Hempcones and Hemptones

Posted on May 31, 2004

Here in Marin County, California, the quest for better sound takes a more organic approach. Under the unofficial direction of charismatic loudspeaker guru John Harrison, a growing group of musicians is swearing by the virtues of hemp-fiber cones. Not a riff from an old Cheech & Chong routine, “hempcones” are real products and may offer real benefits, when and if they are ever incorporated into high-fidelity gear.

Alternate raw materials explored at symposium

Posted on June 1, 1997

To use recording industry parlance, cereal straws and urban wood are rising on the charts with a bullet. Both were subjects of interest at WSU conference. The subject of making particleboard and medium-density fiberboard from cereal straw furnish established a distinct presence at the 31st International Particleboard/Composite Materials Symposium April 8-10 in Pullman, Washington.