Canadian Greenfield Technologies Corp. (CGT) is the world leader in whole-plant hemp processing technologies, having developed, designed, engineered, and manufactured the revolutionary HempTrain™ Advanced Processing Plant, the CGT Baled Straw Opener, and the ASTM/CSA-compliant NForce-Fiber™ reinforcement for concrete. CGT has built a reputation for superior design, innovation and engineering excellence, that is evident in every product. CGT’s world class engineers identify industry challenges and build solutions with the future in mind. Discover what sets CGT-engineered, value-creating technologies apart from convention. Learn more
HempTrain™ Advanced Processing Plant
CGT’s state-of-the-art, patent-pending, HempTrain™ Advanced Hemp Processing Plant is a complete hemp processing platform. The HempTrain™ is capable of efficiently separating baled hemp feedstock into specified high-value fractions; including a high-CBD fraction, green microfiber, bast fiber, hurd, and seeds. Whether quality or attainable fractions, HempTrain™ is decidedly not conventional. HempTrain™ enables access to high-value, multi-billion dollar markets, while drastically reducing capital and operating costs at each step of hemp processing. Learn more >>
CGT Baled Straw Opener
The CGT Baled Straw Opener, unlike conventional openers, has been engineered specifically for hemp. It’s patent-pending design allows it to withstand the unique rigors of long, high tensile strength hemp fiber (avoiding wrapping and clumping) without damage to the fiber. It is also, very importantly, engineered to minimize the destruction and loss of green material and the bio-nutrients it contains, while ensuring the hemp remains intact, structural, and undamaged to be further processed into high-value products.
The CGT Baled Straw Opener can open conventional square or round hemp baled straw, dry or fresh/green, whole plant or leaves. With an operational window of 5’ x 6’ (1.6m x 1.8m), the CGT Baled Straw Opener does not require any alignment of hemp stalks to separate. It should however, be noted that certain types of feedstock with a higher content of bast fiber (>15% w/w) and longer bast fiber in length (>3ft), as well as certain bale configurations may significantly affect the throughput capacity. Feed rate and manner of loading may change significantly depending on feedstock.
The CGT Baled Straw Opener is compatible with the HempTrain™ Advanced Processing Plant.
HIGH-VALUE PRODUCTS FOR HIGH-VALUE MARKETS
Conventional decortication (hammer mills, scutchers, etc.) use technology that is, in some cases, over a century old. These mechanisms were designed for destruction of their feedstock, damaging the hemp and causing attrition to both bast and hurd fibers. This action leads to a loss in fiber integrity, and bast fiber cannot therefore be used effectively in contemporary reinforcement applications. This action also reduces the size of all feedstock components, creating a homogeneous mixture that cannot be separated into its constituents.
The HempTrain™ Advanced Processing Plant employs more than a dozen unique, patent-pending technologies (including a proprietary decortication mechanism), that can be used in both dry and fresh/green processing! When processing fresh/green feedstock, HempTrain™ separates out a high-CBD fraction, consisting of the bud leaves, rich in CBD, and excluding sugar leaves and anything longer. The resulting high-efficiency, extraction-ready fraction is not attainable by any other technology. When processing dry feedstock, HempTrain™, produces a green microfiber, long, intact structural bast fiber, clean, size-specified hurd, and seeds; again going above and beyond conventional decortication.