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Top 10 Uses for Hemp Paper

Posted on March 5, 2014
Greenfield Paper Company Hemp Heritage

Much of hemp paper’s market is specialty fibers, which is considered a stable, high-priced niche market. There are about one dozen mini-mills globally, mostly in Asia and the European Union, that produce an estimated 120,000 tons of hemp paper a year.

Uses include cigarette and Bible paper, stationary, bank notes, hygienic products, filter paper for coffee, oil, vacuum cleaners, and tea bags.

Naturally Advanced Technologies and Ashland Inc. Agree to Jointly Develop CRAiLEX High Grade Dissolving Pulp

Posted on June 13, 2011

Naturally Advanced Technologies Inc. and Hercules Incorporated, a subsidiary of Ashland Inc., today announced that they have entered into a joint development agreement for CRAiLEX™ high-grade dissolving pulp.

New Holiday Gift Wrap and Greeting Card Collection Offers Consumers Sustainable Choices With Style

Posted on September 12, 2005

Paporganics recently announced its Holiday Collection of greeting cards, wrapping paper, coordinating gift cards and ribbon made from hemp and recycled fibers. The collection is not only elegant and contemporary by design; it’s 100% environmentally friendly.

Western Australia Gets the green light for commercial hemp production

Posted on June 17, 2004

The bill was then proclaimed as an act of Parliament on the 19th May 2004 and since that time the new Registrar for the industry has been appointed removing the obstacle of having to deal with the Ministers for Agriculture, Police and Health.

Teen scientists take home $13,000 in awards

Posted on May 5, 2004

Xinchen Wang of the University of Toronto Schools also won this award for research on the ability of a particular species of fungus to break down hemp into pulp. Her findings may have commercial value in the hemp industry and in the pulp and paper industry.

The Paper Chase

Posted on May 1, 2004

According to The Myth of the Paperless Office, a company’s use of e-mail causes an average 40 percent increase in paper consumption. The demand for ream after ream of white paper is putting a huge strain not only on America’s forests, but the world’s. And it’s forcing the environmental movement to consider the alternatives.

Woodless paper interest grows

Posted on January 27, 2004

Alberta’s pulping sector is kick-starting a new trend that could see local farmers plant crops for paper production instead of food. Interest in using crops such as flax and hemp as alternatives to wood in papermaking is high as rising global demand for paper clashes with limited forestry resources, said Wade Chute, manager of the pulp and paper division of the Alberta Research Council Inc.

Fibre plants for making paper

Posted on December 7, 2000

Plant fibers have been used for making paper and clothing for a long time and the need for use of natural fibres has increased greatly. Among natural fibres 90 per cent are of vegetable origin and among them 80 per cent is constituted by cotton and the remaining by other long vegetable fibres like flax, jute, hemp, sisal, ramie, coir, abaca and pineapple fibres. They are classified as minor fibres.

Herty Foundation finds new niche

Posted on September 18, 2000

Over the past decade, Herty laboratory researchers have expanded their testing of pulp and paper products to include specialty paper and synthetic fibers for use in electronic equipment.

Dexter’s Demise Not End Of Family’s Saga

Posted on September 12, 2000

During the 1800s, C.H. Dexter experimented with making paper from hemp, which eventually led to the corporation’s interest in paper making. Nearly 100 years later, the company discovered the technology to make porous teabag paper. Dexter based its success on this development and also produced the first packaged sheet toilet paper.