As an annual or bi-annual crop, Hemp is a renewable resource that can provide for fibre and cordage. If petrol becomes extinct, so do synthetics like nylon, made from the by-products of petroleum, and we will possibly then be obliged to return to traditional renewable resources, like hemp.
Hemp Products in Australia
Below is a list of hemp suppliers in Australia covering a wide range of products and services: Foods and beverages, clothing and textiles, body care products, and so on. Hemp Embassy Online Shop At Hemp Braintree Hemp Hemp Clothing Australia Hemp Collective Hemp Culture Hemp Hemp Hooray Hemp Gallery Australia Hemp-Life Hemp Market Store Hemp […]
Industrial Hemp Contacts NSW
Industrial hemp is taking off in NSW, so if you’re interested in participating in that you might like to contact: Applied Hemp Australia Australian Cannabis University Australian Hemp Masonry Company Australian Industrial Hemp Alliance Australian Primary Hemp Broadleaf Hemp Hempcrete Australia Hemp Fibre Fusion Hemp for Horses Hemp Homes Australia Hemp Weavers Industrial Hemp Association […]
Directories below of Australian hemp and cannabis businesses, products, and events. CBD Oil to hemp, producers to importers, retailers to non-profits, and more. If they work with the cannabis plant and conduct business in Australia, you’ll find them in the links below: Pondering Pot: Australia’s Largest Database of Cannabis Companies The Green List: Australia’s #1 […]
Hemp cloth is softer and warmer than cotton and has 3 times the tensile strength. It is many times more durable and does not harbour bacteria, which makes it a very good plant for the health industry. Hemp does not require the amount of pesticides and chemicals needed for cotton. Properly grown hemp can have a beneficial use for soil structure because of it deep root system and production of biomass. China, Russia, France and Chile are the world’s largest hemp producing nations.
Paper made from hemp is stronger and less likely to tear. It has more wet resistance than wood pulp and is 7 times as recyclable. It is also grown from an annual plant thus saving forest resources. It can produce a wider range of papers, whilst only using a fraction of the dangerous chemicals. No dioxins are produced and less energy/water used. Cannabis can be mixed with other fibre pulp for strength eg, Wheat, bagesse, kenaf etc.
Hemp produces many times the cellular fibre of trees and is perfect for hemp bricks, concrete framework and particle board, it is very long lasting and highly flexible. It can also be combined with lime for bricks or infill walls. See below for more on this building technique.
As Henry Ford found – Hemp produces far more biomass suitable for conversion to methane than almost any other plant. This renewable biomass fuel contains no sulphur and whilst growing helps remove CO2 from the atmosphere via photosynthesis.
The Cannabis hemp seed is a complete source of easily accessible protein. It is available in the form found in human blood plasma, the fluid portion of blood that supplies nutrients to tissues. Hemp oil can be made from the seeds too. Most countries allow the sale of Hemp food products, but not Australia.
Rope, Fibre, Cordage, Canvas & Farming Jobs:
Until the 19th century about 80% of all rope and twine was made of hemp until replaced by synthetic petro-chemicals. 90% of all sails were made from hemp. The word canvas derives from a Greek word for Cannabis. In Britain in the 17th and 18th Centuries it was law that all farmers sow 10% of all arable land to hemp.
Paint and Varnish:
For hundreds of years all good paints and varnishes were made with either hemp or linseed oil grown specifically for that purpose. This use has been almost totally replaced by petro-chemical derived oils. Hemp’s inner hurds yield industrial cellulose which is an excellent basis for plastics and glues.