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BastCore bets big on hemp

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Cellulose and cellulose-blend fibers derived by HighPerCell technology

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Looking back to go forward – natural fiber innovation, 30,000 years in the making

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Coleman Beale, CEO, BastCore

Hemp has a long history as a raw material for American industry. Jamestown settlers introduced hemp to colonial America in the early 1600s for rope, paper, and other fiber-based products; they even imposed fines on those who didn’t produce the crop themselves. U.S. presidents George Washington and Thomas Jefferson grew hemp. The U.S. Constitution and …

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Wood pulp is the natural feedstock used for HighPerCell technology

Global fiber production in 2019 was 111 million tonnes. This figure has more than doubled over the past 20 years and is expected to increase by another 30% to 146 million tonnes in 2030 if business continues as normal. Meanwhile, there has been a renewed interest in wood-based fibers in recent years – manmade cellulosic …

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Diagram of Phloem structure

Not too long ago, deep in a cave in the Eurasian country of Georgia, archaeologists unearthed the world’s oldest textile fibers – flax (linen) fibers dating back 30,000 years or more. Early humans recognized the importance of bast fibers and used the plant to revolutionize the way they made baskets, ropes, string and ultimately textiles. …

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Lycra EcoMade fiber is the company’s first branded elastane made with pre-consumer recycled materials

Although not all fabrics need elastane to be stretchable, innovative and more sustainable alternatives are now available on the market Elastane – spandex or Lycra to many people – is a synthetic fiber known for its exceptional elasticity; it is, however, non-biodegradable. Elastane is used in fabrics to impart stretch properties, providing comfort and enhancing …

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ITMA Asia + CITME show floor

The seventh edition of ITMA Asia + CITME is scheduled to be presented live and in person, June 12-16 in Shanghai. The event expects to showcase 1,650 exhibitors for the combined show, with participating companies from 25 countries. Among the major exhibitors allocated space are: CHTC, Danis Makina, Electro-Jet, Eton Systems, Fong’s, Groz-Beckert, Itema, Jeanologia, …

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