If members of the community knew how much value was in the stalk of the hemp plant, they would be growing it in their back yards. The only problem is, processing this hemp stock into something with utility is difficult. Heartland has come up with a simple solution.
The outer layer of the hemp stalks provides strength and structure during the life of the plant and these characteristics translate to many beneficial attributes after the life of the plant.
Its natural tensile strength and low weight make it a rapidly renewable, environmentally-conscience substitute for cotton, wood, fiberglass and other synthetic fibers. Hemp fiber is often used to provide performance enhancements in various types of compounds and bio-composites.
The inner woody core of the hemp plant is called the hurd (also known as the shiv). During its life, the core of the hemp plant is used to transport the tiny nutrients the plant absorbs.
These small veins of the plant give the hurd unique properties after it has been properly processed. This versatile and absorbent material provides benefits across many applications including plastics and building materials.
Hemp Fibers and Hurds Create High-Value Products Across Many Industries
60,000 Pounds / Hour
Our equipment can run 24/7, and process over 1,200,000 pounds of biomass per day. Production scale allows us to reduce cost of end products.
40,000 Square Feet
Our machinery has a max height of 30 feet, utilizing standard electrical and mechanical systems for any maintenance.
4 Employees / Shift
Our equipment is automated to increase throughput while reducing the risk of injury of our employees during production.
Why We Chose This Technology
Heartland’s focus is to integrate a proven and easy-to-use system that could reliably sequester the fibers from the hurds of the hemp plant. Our ability to satisfy client demand will come down to our capability to separate these two byproducts at scale.
Our processing system has a track record.
It has been proven successful across the United States.
It is sustainable in it's energy usage and standard operating procedures.
It is scalable if we would like to expand our capacity.
It takes into account redundancies for further refinement.
It focuses on sequestration so that each byproduct is of the highest purity.
The equipment is adaptable to the specific output a client is looking for.
There is an instant turn around time on tech support.
Hemp is Stronger, Lighter, and Cheaper Than All Other Alternatives
Products That Can Be Eliminated With Hemp
Hemp plastics are lightweight, biodegradable, and can replace all petroleum based plastics. Hemp plastics can reduce the greenhouse effect by locking in carbon.
Hemp fibers are comparable to glass fibers according to a review in the Journal of Composite Materials. This will reduce costs in the automotive, boating, and airplane industries.
Hemp can withstand twice the pressure of steel and return to its former shape six times better than steel. Hemp is the less expensive, sustainable alternative to steel.
Hempcrete is a powerful alternative to concrete in construction. Hempcrete has higher tensile strength, is flame retardant, and a natural insulator.
Hemp helps to maintain a very consistent internal temperature without the need for heaters or coolers. This is a sustainable solution that won't rot over the years.
Hemp fiber is lightweight and absorbent, with three times the tensile strength of cotton. Hemp is both durable, and an antimicrobial. Hemp fabric softens over time.
Hemp grows a lot quicker and with more density than trees, yet it can be used in the same way. Hemp is a sustainable replacement for wood, taking 90% less time to grow.
Hemp bio fuels can ease our dependence on fossil fuels. Long after oil has left this planet, hemp will be around to provide sustainable transportation and energy.