Hemp Fiber Ideal for Nonwoven Applications

Hemp Fiber Ideal for Nonwoven Applications

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last year on Bast Fibre Technologies’ (BFT) collaboration with Georgia Pacific to produce hemp-based disposable wipes.  Disposable wipes are a big seller in the nonwoven industry, an industry that is experiencing rapid change due to increasing awareness of the impacts of single-use plastics on the environment.  Consumer demand is also a contributing factor, and these are closely aligned with corporate trends to reduce carbon footprints and seek alternatives to plastics. 

In the June issue of the

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, BFT’s  CTO Jason Finnis discusses the role of bast fibers in the nonwovens industry, and the trend to replace plastics with manmade cellulosic fibers (MMCF) like viscose.  Finnis was a featured speaker…

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