IND Hemp, which has its headquarters in Montana, has recently announced a new partnership with Hempitecture, an Idaho-based insulation manufacturer.
Hempitecture produces hemp wool insulation. This new strategic partnership with IND Hemp will bolster the supply chain to provide natural hemp fibers for the insulation.
Industrial hemp has a wide range of uses and insulation is one of them. Hempitecture HempWool is comprised of 92% hemp fiber and about 8% textile fiber binder. It has an R-value of around 3.69 per inch. That’s a very respectable number given that loose fiberglass insulation normally runs from 2.2 – 2.9 per inch.
The hemp insulation disperses moisture well because it is permeable and helps to prevent moisture movement. This makes it a good choice for insulation as it helps to protect the building components from moisture.
More Than Just Supply Chain
“Hempitecture’s partnership with IND HEMP represents more than just a critical supply chain solution. It represents the restoration of American manufacturing, the empowerment of rural economies, and forward-thinking innovation in sustainable materials,” said Hempitecture Co-Founder and CEO Mattie Mead.
There are people around the country who are trying to find better ways to utilize hemp. Insulation is a growing way for companies to take advantage of industrial hemp. IND Hemp is trying to help connect American hemp farmers with businesses seeking out hemp products. Not only do they produce insulation but they also manufacture other hemp products such as hemp seed oil, hemp hearts, and hemp protein powder.
IND Hemp feels that sustainability and regenerative farming are important. Regenerative farming allows farmers to find ways to preserve and restore the ecosystem of soils that they are using.
“Now, with the help of our farmers and industry friends, we are trying to make a difference in repairing the damage to our soil ecosystems,” said President Ken Elliott. “Working with such a great crop and utilizing regenerative farming practices, Montana is well-positioned to lead the next generation of farmers who will change the way this world does business.”
This new partnership agreement is a boost for both companies but IND Hemp is really hoping to use this collaboration to help grow its business. IND Hemp is based in Fort Benton, Montana where they have a processing facility that is able to utilize up to 12,000 acres of hemp grand and hemp fiber production per year. They are looking to expand into new business partnerships and they already have partner farmers in the states of Washington and Oregon.