Revolutionizing Hemp Decortication: For Superior Fiber Quality


Decortication of hemp is a process that involves the separation of the fibrous outer layer (bast) from the inner woody core (hurd) of the hemp plant. This process is critical in the utilization of hemp for various industrial purposes, as the bast and hurd have distinct properties and applications. The bast, for example, is used for fiber applications such as textiles and composites, while the hurd is used for animal bedding, construction materials, and other cellulose-rich applications.

Historically, the decortication process has been relatively inefficient and damaging to the hemp fibers. Traditional methods employ a hammer mill or a slow-motion "beating" action, which can weaken and even damage the fiber bundles in the bast, effectively limiting their potential use in reinforcement applications. Likewise, these methods can also lead to the attrition of hurd fiber, leading to the production of powdered hurd. This powder can contaminate the green microfiber that contains valuable CBD and other nutrients, making the separation of clean green microfiber nearly impossible.

A new era of hemp decortication has dawned with the introduction of advanced processing technology. This innovative approach leverages high-speed kinematic action, which meticulously separates the hemp straw into high-value products without causing damage. It produces structurally intact bast fibers and successfully captures a clean green microfiber stream that is rich in CBD and other nutrients. This clean green microfiber stream is of high value in many applications, offering a new revenue stream for hemp processors. The advanced technology's effectiveness and efficiency have revolutionized the hemp decortication process, paving the way for the profitable and sustainable use of this remarkable plant.

Hemp Hurd

the woody inner part of the hemp stalk, is a game-changer in the world of sustainable construction and green material innovation. Boasting impressive thermal and acoustic insulation properties, this highly absorbent material serves as the perfect feedstock for hempcrete, a carbon-negative construction material, and a plethora of other biodegradable products such as paper, animal bedding, and garden mulch. With its ability to lock away carbon dioxide, hemp hurd contributes significantly to efforts in combating climate change.

Bast Fibre

Derived from the outer skin or bark of the hemp plant, stands as a testament to the incredible versatility of hemp. This long, strong fiber is a sought-after component in the textile, automotive, and paper industries. Its high tensile strength and durability make it an ideal substitute for cotton in clothing and a lightweight alternative to fiberglass and plastic in the automotive sector. Furthermore, it plays a crucial role in creating biodegradable composites and specialty papers.

Green MicroFibre

Hemp green microfiber, extracted using advanced processing technology, is a precious byproduct laden with CBD and other valuable nutrients like terpenes, glucose, and hemicellulose. This clean, fine fiber finds its niche in multiple applications, from nutraceuticals to bioenergy production.  Moreover, as a biomass feedstock, it contributes to the production of biofuels and biogas, propelling us towards a future of cleaner, sustainable energy sources.