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Tree free botanical of plant fibers

Posted on July 1, 1997

Bamboo is a grass. It is the second most widely used non-wood fiber on the planet (six percent of global plant fiber production), whose bioattributes just about equal those of pine. Like hemp, bamboo is easy to cultivate and is well known to farmers. Its wondrous versatility in building construction forces bamboo paper lovers to compete with builders for the stems.

Market Analysis for Hemp Fiber as a Feed Stock for Papermaking

Posted on January 1, 1997

In an attempt to develop alternative crops for midwestern farmers, industrial hemp is being evaluated as a fiber source for the paper industry. This simplified analysis shows that hemp could profitably be used as a fiber source for the paper industry and that Wisconsin farmers could meet the demand for fiber by the fine paper manufacturers of Wisconsin. In contrast to the past utilization of hemp, it is essential that the whole plant be used to make paper and not just the long bast fibers.

Paper without trees

Posted on March 1, 1996

Paper doesn’t grow on trees, according to activist-businessman Paul Stanford. The founder of Tree-Free Ecopaper prefers making paper for printing and writing from high-fiber weeds. Plants such as hemp produce more usable fiber per acre than trees and are naturally pest-resistant. Hemp paper is easily bleached with peroxide instead of chlorine. And because it’s acid-free, the paper doesn’t yellow or crumble for hundreds of years.

Alternative fiber sources for newsprint

Posted on January 20, 1996

After seeing the price of their principal raw material double in the space of two years, it’s no surprise that newspapers are paying attention if not yet money, to businesses that hope to compete with their traditional suppliers of newsprint.

Australians try hemp as source of pulp paper

Posted on June 24, 1995

Australian readers could soon be getting a shot of cannabis with their daily newspapers. The South Australian government has planted the first mainland trial hemp crop for use as a source of pulp for making paper.

The earth’s premier renewable resource

Posted on June 1, 1995

While forests diminish worldwide prices and demand for fiber are skyrocketing. A plant cultivated by our founding fathers may be the solution to our growing fiber shortage. Imagine a crop more versatile than the soybean, the cotton plant, and the Douglas fir put together … one that grows like Jack’s beanstalk with minimal tending. There is such a crop: industrial hemp.

Hemp variations as pulp source researched in the Netherlands

Posted on July 1, 1993

The feasibility of nonwood pulp production by means of hemp (Cannabis sativa L.) is currently under investigation in the Netherlands. Research ranging from breeding to pulp technology and market survey is carried out at several institutes of the Agricultural Research Dept. (DLO). This effort is part of a comprehensive search for profitable new nonfood crops for Dutch agriculture.

Two Hemp Processing Companies Chempco has 40 on Payroll; 12 At Cannabis, Inc

Posted on December 31, 1937

Two hemp processing companies brought to Winona in 1937 a new industry here for which the promoters see a good future development bringing an increase in jobs for Winona employees and a new and profitable cash crop for Winona area farmers.