Example of hemp hurd bet bedding.

HEMP DECORTICATOR NOW *IN OPERATION*

NEW HEMP DECORTICATOR IN OPERATION IN ALBERTA, CANADA

The BCG hemp decorticator is NOW FULLY OPERATIONAL and a variety of exciting new products are now available for sale. We will also sell bulk hemp hurd, so please contact us for more information/costs if you’re interested in a large-scale hurd purchase. 

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.

Until now, there was no operational decortication facilities in Alberta. This was 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.

BioComposites Group Inc. (BCG) is a world leader in the development of innovative natural fibre products to create an ever-expanding range of products, operates the largest hemp processor in North America.

See our new products here -> https://terrafibre.ca/product-category/all-products/

For any inquiries, please email us at info@biocompositesgroup.com or call 780-621-0000.

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