The plastics supply chain supports most manufacturing sectors. These large manufacturers have utilized plastic as a raw material because, over previous decades, there have been reliable supply chains and low pricing.
But, today, that’s all changing. Prices are shooting up and people want to be more sustainable. This is causing companies to look for alternatives to further differentiate from the competition. Industrial hemp will help plastic compounders exceed client sustainability goals by making the plastics they already use stronger, lighter, cheaper, and more sustainable.
Although plastics are derived from petroleum, it’s no secret that the industry is moving toward a more sustainable future. The era of toxic fillers and reinforcement agents is coming to an end. This is the perfect opportunity for sustainable additives to make a positive impact.
The manufacturing companies that rely on plastic as a raw material have the opportunity to lead the transition toward sustainable products. Unfortunately, many of the leaders in manufacturing have hit the same roadblocks: strength, cost, and supply.
Over the coming years, manufacturers that utilize plastic will try bio-based materials like industrial hemp to start transitioning their supply chain toward customers’ demands for more sustainable end products.
The only way manufacturers can leverage bio-based materials is if they have a reliable supply chain that can be consistently embedded into the various products they’re already selling. Bio continuity for industrial hemp comes down to material size, moisture, and surface area.
The customers, employees, investors, and surrounding communities are all expecting leaders across industries to make decisions that put sustainability at the forefront of a companies vision and culture.
Now that hemp-based materials have hit price parity with toxic additives like talc, calcium carbonate, and fiberglass, manufacturers that utilize plastics can embed hemp into their raw materials supply chain without increasing their cost of goods sold (COGS).
Plastics That Leverage Hemp-Based Materials As Additives Are Stronger, Lighter, Cheaper, And More Sustainable Than Competing Products.
For over 100 years, plastic has been the magical raw material that has reduced the weight and cost of most manufactured products. Unfortunately, prices are quickly rising which is leaving manufacturers searching for solutions that can reduce the end product cost while extending their plastic supply.
At the base of the plastics supply chain are plastics compounders. These compounders use virgin plastic and recycled plastic as base materials. Plastic compounders do all the heavy lifting by mixing in hemp fillers and other additives to ensure end-product manufacturers receive resin that matches their specifications.
Once plastic and hemp are compounded into a masterbatch, the compounded product is then formatted into 3 types of raw input materials.
Plastic Then Gets Distributed Across The World To Different End Product Manufacturers Across Industries.
As a Manufacturing company, adopting hemp filled plastic across your entire supply chain is as simple as asking your resin supplier for the same resin filled with hemp. It is that simple, your operating processes will remain almost identical to how it is today. In many cases, the working environment will be much safer.
Industrial hemp fillers work with any manufacturing process and most plastic types.
These Plastics Then Get Distributed To End Consumers.
Hemp-based additives can be used to enhance existing plastics that are already used across the world. We have focused on engineering our industrial hemp products to focus on creating bio continuity, so every pound of our product has the same size, surface area, and moisture content.
Manufacturers across industry sectors can utilize hemp-based materials as additives to strengthen the plastic they are already utilizing. These are just a few of the polymers that we have already mixed with.
Manufacturers Across Industries Need Stronger, Lighter, Cheaper, And More Sustainable Plastics.
Plastics will never go away, so at Heartland we are focused on utilizing hemp-based materials as additives to enhance the plastics that companies are already using. By utilizing hemp materials, manufacturers are leveraging a bio-based filler that has a lower price than the additives they already work with.
Adding hemp-based materials to plastic can help companies evangelize a new generation of eco-friendly consumers and employees. Here are just a few of the benefits plastics companies experience by utilizing industrial hemp as an additive in their supply chain.
Plastics That Are Compounded With Industrial Hemp Are The Future of Materials That Make Markets Move.