BAST FIBER

For High Strength Reinforcement Applications, High-end Textiles, Cordage and Composite Materials & Products. 

Our HempTrain™ advanced hemp processing technology, is capable of producing clean, long, structurally intact bast fiber.

HempTrain™ efficiently separates bast fiber from hurd in a processing technique that does not damage the fiber strings, keeping the fiber long, structurally intact retaining high tensile strength.

HempTrain™ produces bast fiber approximately 6-30” in length, and contains some hurd content of 15-20%, and may require further cleaning depending on application.

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Further Cleaned, Premium Hemp Bast Fiber 

For applications requiring further cleaning, once processed by HempTrain™, CGT produced bast fiber is further cleaned to have a hurd content of less than 5%, and is then used to manufacture our premium, ASTM/CSA-compliant NForce-Fiber™ reinforcement for concrete or is offered in compressed 14”x18”x36” bales.

Top: HempTrain™ Produced Bast Fiber Bottom: Cleaned Bast Fiber

Potential Applications

  • High Strength Reinforcement Applications

    Long, structurally intact bast fiber is imperative for high strength reinforcement purposes for lay-up panel manufacturing and fiberglass replacement applications. Potential applications include: skis, snowboards, skateboards, longboards, automotive & boat panels, and building boards.

  • High-End Textiles

    Long, intact bast fiber is essential for manufacturing high end hemp textile including clothing, accessories, shoes, furniture, and home furnishings.

  • Composite Materials & Products

    In addition to high strength reinforcement applications, fiber produced by HempTrain™ can be further sized by the end users for composite applications requiring dispersible fiber.

  • Premium Cordage

    Clean, durable bast fiber is essential for manufacturing premium grade cordage. Fiber produced by HempTrain™ can be further clean for cordage applications. 

NForce™ Construction Bales are construction-grade, high load-bearing bales for green construction.

The high load bearing capacity of NForce™ Construction Bales is due to the unique, structural properties of bast fiber - produced by HempTrain™ - densely compressed into construction bales by specialty machinery, designed and built by CGT.

NForce™ Construction Bales are intended for construction of walls that are both load bearing and insulating, significantly expanding the use of renewable materials in energy efficient buildings. Other applications – in transportation, water and erosion control projects – can also be foreseen.

An independent expert study, which conducted extensive testing of NForce™ Construction Bales, demonstrated that the load capacity of NForce bales is up to 3.5x higher (ie 250% higher) than conventional straw bales, which are normally suitable as insulation only.

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