The recent resurgence of hemp has been fueled by the multiple opportunities it offers. Modern usage includes textiles, food, building materials, composites, and health supplements.
We are at a critical moment where materials traditionally made from petroleum will be made from bio-based feedstocks — and hemp offers many advantages over others. This will expand hemp’s usage as chemical building blocks for producing advanced materials.
What is industrial hemp?
“Hemp” is legally defined as Cannabis that contains less than 0.3% THC.
Hemp stems consists of both an outer bast fiber, and an inner woody core (“hurd”). Each has unique mechanical and chemical characteristics, and therefore different end markets.
Floral material is used to extract essential oils including cannabinoids and terpenes. The most popular being cannabidiol (“CBD”) which is used by people and animals for many reasons.
Hemp seeds contain a highly nutritious oil that's high in Omega-3 essential fatty acids (“EFA’s”). The remainer is a plant based protein that can be used as an alternative to whey and soy.