In this age of technology we often forget to look back at our history to see how we have arrived at our current advances. The origin of our handheld computer devices can point back to 1946 and the invention of the first computer – ENIAC Electronic Numerical Integrator And Computer) was one of the first electronic general-purpose computer and could solve “a large class of numerical problems” through reprogramming.
Clothing manufacturers can point to Englishman Thomas Saint who invented what is generally considered to be the first real sewing machine in 1798.
Today the growing industrial hemp manufacturing revolution can look to a simple farmer named Bernagozzi from Bologna, Italy who invented a machine called a scavezzatrice. This impossible to pronounce word is translated to mean: breaker (of textile threads) and was used as a decorticator for hemp crops.
How Industrial Hemp Manufacturing Will Change the Future
There are so many benefits and uses for industrial hemp but one of the best improvements we will see from the ability to legally grow and manufacture hemp is the green effect.
Products manufactured from industrial hemp will provide:
- A special lubricant used by the oil industry to help in the ease of drilling.
- An unbeatable absorbent product that cleans up oil spills like a teenage boy inhales a bag of chips.
- Green fuel which can be used in automobiles and is not only more fuel efficient but almost eliminates the harmful CO2 gases from exhaust fumes.
- As a replacement for wood based paper, hemp can be recycled up to seven times, can be whitened without harmful chemicals and is far sturdier than wood pulp.
Hemp, Inc. and our team on the ground in North Carolina are already making the future a reality for today. In a recent interview Chief Operating Officer of the Hemp, Inc. wholly owned subsidiary, Industrial Hemp Manufacturing, LLC, David Schmitt, had this to say:
“The products we’ll be manufacturing, initially, will be for the automotive and textile industry (the fiber). The hurd will be used to manufacture products for the gas and oil drilling industries as well as products to clean up oil spills. A 1999 U.S. Naval study found that the inner core of the kenaf plant was the most absorbent material on Earth. It can be used in deep-water disasters. The LCMs (Loss Circulation Materials) are used to drill. These are the types of products we’ll be manufacturing once the plant is operational in the first quarter of 2016.
“By the end of 2016, we’ll be employing 100 employees just in the factory. A year after that, we’ll probably be up to 200 employees. Spring Hope is about 20 minutes east of Raleigh in the middle of a farming community. We’ll partner with farmers all over the state of North Carolina to purchase their hemp crop and will process it in our facility.”
The decortication process of the hemp plant may have begun many generations ago, however, industrial hemp manufacturing is still a viable, versatile and vital product for today and future generations.
If you are a history buff and happen to be vacationing in Italy, you will find a working hemp decorticator from 1890, manufactured in Germany, preserved in a museum in Bologna.
Keep spreading the word: industrial hemp manufacturing is the way of the future!