Sustainable Materials Are The Future

Architects and engineers around the world are searching for ways to meet consumer demands for sustainability without jeopardizing strength and cost. Tree farms are the lifeblood of sustainability in the construction business. But, we have to ask ourselves, is cutting down trees really sustainable? The construction industry is trying to identify a supply chain of sustainable materials that can bring them into the future.

Industrial hemp is a carbon-negative material that is stronger than steel and lighter than plastic. Hemp farming removes more carbon dioxide than any other plant on the planet. It also remediates soil on land that has been destroyed and abandoned. Industrial hemp does all of this while costing less than mineral and petroleum-based goods.

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Global Transition

Consumers have spoken, they want housing and buildings that are utilizing sustainable materials. It is the architects, engineers, material suppliers, and general contractors that are going to usher in a new age of bio-based building materials.

The companies that lead the construction industry are looking for reliable bio-based supply chains to work alongside their highly engineered solutions. Unfortunately, leaders in construction all tend to hit the same roadblocks: strength, cost & supply.

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A Competitive Advantage

Over the next few years, leaders in construction will try bio-based materials to determine what fits best into their supply chain and product specifications. 

The only way construction companies can leverage bio-based materials is if they have a reliable supply chain that they can leverage to enhance the products they’re already selling.

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Sustainability Matters

Today’s customers, employees, and investors expect to work with companies that put sustainability and the wellbeing of their communities at the forefront of the decision making process.

It doesn’t matter if it’s insulation, rebar, drywall, fiberboard, or concrete; construction companies that leverage hemp-based materials can make stronger, lighter, cheaper and more sustainable end products.

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Building Materials That Integrate Hemp-Based Additives Are Stronger, Lighter, Cheaper, And More Sustainable Than All Other Metal or Synthetic Alternatives.

Today's Sustainable Solution

Hemp-based additives can be embedded into existing building materials that are already used across the supply chain. Heartland’s hemp materials allow architects, engineers, and general contractors to utilize more durable and sustainable construction materials at a lower cost than the plastic, mineral or metal products on the market today.

Plastic

Pipes, liners, and seals are all examples of products that can utilize hemp fillers to be more sustainable.

Metal

Fiber Reinforced Plastics (FRPs) are stronger than metal, weigh less, and don't corrode. Hemp fillers amplify fiber reinforced plastics.

Wood

Panels, beams, and boards are all examples of products that can utilize hemp fillers to become stronger and more sustainable.

Concrete

Hemp fillers can replace aggregate to make concrete more sustainable. Hemp can also be mixed with lime and water to make hempcrete.

Hemp-Based Additives Can Provide A Sustainable Foundation For Today’s Building Materials Industry. The World Needs A Reliable Supply Chain Of Lightweight, Cost Efficient, And Sustainable Alternatives That Remove Toxic Materials.

The World Needs Stronger, Lighter, Cheaper, And More Sustainable Building Materials.

Carbon-Negative Fillers For Companies Pursuing Carbon Neutrality

Instead of focusing on removing petroleum-based plastics or metals, Heartland is focused on utilizing hemp as an additive to make existing building materials more sustainable. By utilizing hemp, companies are now able to leverage a sustainable product that has a competitive price to the materials already used today. 

A reliable supply chain of hemp materials will help companies evangelize a new generation of eco-friendly consumers and employees. Here are just a few of the benefits construction companies experience by utilizing hemp as an additive in their supply chain.

Strength

Hemp fibers are one of the strongest natural fibers on earth. Products filled with hemp have improved strength properties.

Weight

Hemp as a filler to existing products reduces the total weight. Lighter materials means lower logistics costs and taller buildings.

Cost

Farming is very inexpensive. Hemp-based products cost less than the traditional mined or synthetic alternatives.

Companies That Leverage Bio-Based Building Materials Will Lead The Construction Industry for Decades To Come

Do More With Less

Metal is strong but hemp filled composites are stronger. Hemp-based materials enhance the tensile strength, spring load, and brittleness of construction materials that are used across industry. With hemp, construction companies can increase the durability of their products while positively impacting the environment.

Durability

Hemp improves the maximum stress a material can withstand while being stretched or pulled before breaking.

Flexibility

Hemp is 7 times more flexible than metal, improving compression and extension without straining the material.

Brittleness

Hemp reduces a plastic materials desire to fracture or fail under significant force, impact, or shock.

Hemp-based materials can revolutionize construction across the world. By leveraging sustainable supply chains, architects and engineers can rely on hemp to produce stronger, lighter, cheaper, and more sustainable buildings.

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