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The philosophy behind the development of TCI’s technology is to enable farmers to generate value on their farms, thus improving their long-term sustainability, and to enable their communities to generate new businesses and new jobs near to the farmers.

Australian farmers should be able to generate profits in excess of $1000 per hectare, per season when growing for TCI. 

Planting occurs in September/October with harvesting just 100-140 days later in December/January/February/March.  

Hemp requires few inputs but water is an essential consideration for anyone planning on growing a successful hemp crop in Australia. 

For a high-fibre yielding crop, farmers could see profits of up to $3,000 per ha, per season. 

Please contact TCI to discuss growing contracts and for further information about how to grow a successful hemp crop. 

Other benefits for farmers include:

• Profits significantly higher than most broad acre crops

• A crop that needs no chemical pesticides and herbicides

• A crop that improves the soil, with four tonnes of root matter per ha with each crop

• A crop that grows to full maturity in 100-140 days, that can also be used as a rotation crop

• A crop that enables more than one crop per annum

• A crop that is as easy and simple to grow as the easiest broad acre crop

• A crop that uses about 20% of the water that a cotton crop uses

• A crop that will grow in many different types of soils

• A crop that is proven to grow well in Australia

• A crop that produces fibre, hurd and seed that can be sold into local and global markets.

• A crop that sequesters carbon at a very high rate and will thereby earn carbon credits

Please contact TCI to discuss growing contracts and for further information about how to grow a successful hemp crop. 


The regions and communities in which industrial hemp is grown can value-add to the hemp products, generating economic activity, jobs, and career opportunities. One significant benefit will be that young adults will be able to stay in the rural areas and have fulfilling careers without being forced to move to major cities.

The key benefits for regional communities include:

• New job opportunities

• New industry development

• New economic activity

• Young people staying in the regions to pursue viable and interesting careers

• Less pressure on major city infrastructure because people are happy to stay in the regions

• Less financial pressure because home ownership and living in the regions is cheaper

• Different regions can focus on production of different hemp-based products: over 25,000 different products have been developed from this amazing crop.


In partnership with industry experts and research and development organisations, TCI is focused on developing the following hemp-based products:

• Fibre for clothing textiles

• Fibre for biodegradable weed suppression matting

• Fibre to replace plastic wrapping, plastic bottles and plastic bags

• Hurd for various building purposes

• Fibre for wool blend materials with New Zealand wool spinners

• Fibre for carpets

• Hurd for horse bedding and poultry bedding

• Seed for future planting or export for planting

• Seed for cosmetics and/or food or export for cosmetics and/or food, including feeding the Asian demand for food

• Fibre for hospital bed sheets and bandages to reduce infection spread

• Fibre for composites particularly shipping pallets, building components, car parts and box trailers

• Fibre and hurd for edible food containers

• Hurd and fibre for paper

• Fibre for ropes, baling twine, and string: hemp baling twine can be safely eaten by farm animals, unlike propylene baling twine!

The products produced by a region will vary, depending on local skills and infrastructure. The global opportunities are significant and there are many reasons to be confident that over-production of hemp is virtually impossible. The world needs these environmentally sound and sustainable products. 


Textile & Composite Pty Ltd
14 Denholms Road
Ballan Vic 3342

PHONE: +61 3 9562 2248
MOBILE:  0412 317 404