Canadian Greenfield Technologies Corp. (CGT) is the world leader in whole-plant hemp processing and product development and the only company in North America with the capability to manufacture hemp processing equipment, ranging from decorticators to specialized processors. Using its proprietary, state-of-the-art processing equipment, CGT is able to separate and refine hemp straw from baled field fiber to high-performance engineered products. CGT’s next generation HempTrain™ decorticator is a high efficiency, smaller footprint, lower energy consumption self-contained system, which does not rely on hammer mill action, leaving bast fiber structurally intact. The HempTrain™ system can separate hemp into fiber, hurd, and green microfiber, with ~33% cleaner separation than that achieved by conventional decorticators.
CGT’s truly unique next generation decortication process efficiently separates bast fiber from hurd in a manner that does not damage or destroy fiber bundles. These intact bundles are essential for the integrity and strength required for structural fiber in composites materials applications. CGT further processes this fiber, creating NForce-Fiber® and NForce-Pro™ for concrete. These products are truly revolutionary and have been specified for concrete structures requiring high quality surface, such as in skateparks, pools as well as in such high profile projects as the 2022 Winter Olympics bobsleigh track in Beijing.
The separated hurd, produced by CGT’s next generation decortication, is much cleaner than hurd produced by any conventional decorticators. Further processing is able to produce hurd products of any particle size with a very narrow size distribution. These technologies enable the manufacture of products such as Hemp-Fresco™ food preservation pads, Hemp Cat Litter – a non-pelleted alternative to clay litter, Hemponica™ – a soil-free potting mix, and Hemp Mulch Pro™ – a high-performance indoor mulch.
Green microfiber is the final stream separated (“stripped”) from the bast fiber and hurd. This nutrient rich microfiber can be further processed into a variety of high-value engineered products. Green microfiber products include Hemp-Scrub Extra™, an exfoliant which has reached as far as Africa and South America, Hemp-Pak™ – a nutrient rich soil amendment, and Hemp CBD-Fiber™ a supplement for dog food, cookies, and treats.
The ability of CGT to extract and concentrate Green microfiber will be key in the company’s future plans to extract cannabidiol (CBD) from industrial hemp plants. CGT has already submitted the application to the Canadian Government and hopes to soon add supercritical CO2 extraction to it’s already impressive list of technologies.