NEW HEMP DECORTICATOR OPERATING SOON IN ALBERTA, CANADA
BioComposites Group Inc. (BCG) – a world leader in the development of innovative natural fibre products to create an ever-expanding range of products, operating the largest hemp processor in North America – is pleased to announce the acquisition of a new hemp decorticator in Drayton Valley, Alberta, Canada.
Hemp is known for being one of the strongest natural fibres on earth. A hemp stalk is nearly impossible to break down with traditional farm equipment. Decorticating is the first step in hemp fibre processing. The machine used for decorticating is called a “decorticator”. The decorticating process for hemp removes the tough woody interior (the hurd), from the fibrous exterior of the stalk (the bast); it is necessary to create value added products from the entire hemp stalk.
Currently, there is no operational decortication facilities in Alberta. This is of great concern for the well established hemp fibre companies in Alberta and across Canada. The lack of decortication created a large bottle-neck in the industry and slowed any major advancements in the hemp fibre value chain.
This Decorticator will continue BCG’s goal of rural revitalization and escalate the growth of the “hemp fibre hub” in Drayton Valley, AB. The hemp fibre hub supports farmers growing hemp as a rotational crop, creates full-time local jobs and indirect opportunities, continued fibre hemp processing, manufacturing and new product creation.
The BCG hemp decorticator will be fully operational before the end of December 2020.View More Info About Fibre/Hurd