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RESOURCES: DOCUMENTS ABOUT HEMP

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RESOURCES

TCI has many additional resources available for you.

The documents listed below contain a lot of useful data, and yet many of them are ignorant of, or seem to deliberately ignore, the economic benefits of TCI’s decortication technology. Some state that ‘processing costs of hemp are too high’, however these claims relate to traditional hemp processing methods – not the new technologies developed by TCI.

Many reports on the Internet about hemp contain information that is wrong, outdated, and inaccurate. Most of the information included in the reports and papers listed below, is however current and will provide you with a lot of background information about the potential that hemp has, and the challenges of bringing hemp products into the mainstream.   

1. Agronomy notes

2. Contemporary Hemp Weaving in Korea, a Report now officially included in the American Textile Society’s Proceedings, on traditional ways of decorticating hemp that shows the benefits of TCI’s decorticating machinery in eliminating the complex steps inherent in old-style decortication.

3. Cooking with Hemp: a three page Report from Food & Drink UK on new strains of hemp plants that can produce cooking oil with high oleic acid levels.

4. EnviroTextiles Stock Collection from Colorado USA: a detailed listing of commercially available hemp textile products, showing the sophistication of current production and the high quality of existing fashion houses who are hemp textile customers

5. European Decortication & Fibre Market Presentation in 2008 by Gary Newman, containing detailed technical performance parameters of hemp building products, with many interesting photos

6. European Hemp Industry Association (EIHA) Report of March 2013, surveying hemp production in Europe

7. Report on biodegradable weed mats by CSIRO and the Australian Government’s Rural Industries Research & Development Corporation of May 2013, showing a significant market opportunity for hemp fibre in weed mat production.

8. FRP Magazine article of August 2013 on Biocomposites in Automobile Applications, discussing the need for, and desire of, car manufacturers for natural fibres and hemp fibres.

9. The Economics, History, and Politics of Hemp Fuels, a 35 page research paper by David Malmo-Levine in January 2008, that includes references to Adrian Clarke, the Managing Director of TCI

10. EBook on successful hemp farming and production, written by Adrian Clarke (deceased) and Charles Kovess

11. EBook on hemp handling from the field to the shed and beyond, by TCI

12. Hemp in Composite Materials, a 37 page power point presentation by Mark Lapelaar of NPSP Netherlands, with excellent pictures and data

13. Environmental impact of the use of industrial hemp in construction and insulation materials by Corina van der Hulst, a 42 page research study for Master’s Degree from Utrecht University, August 2013, focusing on construction and insulation materials

14. Paul Benhaim, Managing Director of Hemp Foods Australia, Report on Hemp as an overview

15. Carbon Sequestration Benefits of hemp farming by John Dowling, Victorian Farmer, contained in a submission to the Victorian Parliament in December 2009

16. Kentucky University Report on Economic Considerations of Growing Industrial Hemp, July 2013, of 26 pages.

17. Industrial Hemp Submission by Macquarie Valley Group to NSW Government, April 2014

18. Ecological Benefits of Hemp & Flax, a 6 page Report by Nova Institute, Europe May 2011

19. Hemp Food Legalisation Issues Paper by Paul Benhaim, February 2014, exploring how Australia and New Zealand are the only two countries in the world where hemp foods are illegal, and why this must be changed

20. Alberta Canada Report on Biomaterials Development Centre, 2013

21. Power Point Presentation of 36 pages by Adrian Clarke to RMIT’s Textile & Fashion Design Department in June 2014, with many useful pictures, showing the evolution of hemp decortication and the unique high quality of hemp fibre produced from usage of TCI’s decorticating machinery.

22. Obtaining high quality textile fibre from industrial hemp through organic cultivation, a Report of 41 pages by Enil Bengtsson, at the LTJ Faculty, Sweden March 2013

23. TCI’s Submission to the Tasmanian Government Enquiry on industrial hemp, April 2012

24. Ultra Fibre Report 2013 funded by three Trade Associations (including the EIHA) and the EU Commission of 101 pages, showing the value of natural fibres and techniques for use and the commercial benefits and viability thereof.

25. Hemp: a more sustainable annual energy crop in Energy Policy Journal 2013. 11 pages of detailed analysis.

26. Key cultivation techniques for hemp in the Industrial Crops and Products Journal, 2013. 15 pages exploring hemp cultivation in China and Europe.


To obtain copies of these documents, please complete the form on our CONTACT PAGE including which documents you require and we will be happy to email them to you. 

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