Industrial Hemp

Industrial hemp is a big topic. Public and business interest in the manifold applications of this versatile crop is rapidly increasing. It is becoming ever more clear that renewable alternatives must be found for the finite resources of our planet. Industrial hemp is a sustainable asset which offers many solutions that either equal or surpass the products that must be replaced.

This category covers the definition of industrial hemp, some further information about the plant and a brief history of its major role in human civilization. The cultivation and processing methods used by HempFlax are also detailed here.

Industrial hemp belongs to the Cannabis Sativa L. family. It has been cultivated for thousands of years, and thanks to its versatility, durability and countless applications, it is rapidly gaining in popularity once again. Hemp differs from its more notorious relative as it is not psychoactive. Discover more about industrial hemp here.

The history of hemp's use by humans dates back thousands of years. From the dawn of agriculture to the latest developments in nanotechnology and nutracuticals, hemp has played an important role through every stage of civilization. HempFlax is proud to carry on this tradition, and contribute to hemp's ongoing story.

Hemp cultivation offers many advantages. It needs less input of both energy and water, and gives high yields. With a short life cycle and ability to improve soil, it is perfect for crop rotation schemes. Also, hemp does not need insecticides, pesticides or fungicides. Modern farmers are rediscovering the advantages of this traditional crop.

 

The art of hemp processing is to separate as much fiber from the wooden core as possible. The cleaner the fiber, the higher the fiber's value is. Over the years, we have built the most efficient production line available in the world. Discover more about our processing methods here.