NEW HEMP-Dependent Biography-Plastic materials LIKE THIS Transparent Edition NOW Commercial AVAILABLE WORLDWIDE
Staff author Michael Murphy lately met with Best Practices Product packaging Leader, Kevin Tubbs, regarding their role in the recent commercialization of hemp bioplastic. Very best Methods is definitely the driver right behind a collaboration of farm owners, processor chips, chemical compounders, shot molders, film extruders and product packaging converters, all focused on a much better atmosphere. The sheer scale of the breakthrough makes hemp based bioplastic price aggressive for the first time in American history. The implications are enormous. This is an excerpt from that job interview:______________________
- As I am in love with this idea, it might take some education of.
- “I am forever thankful for being able to live here in Alaska, and work abroad..
Remember during olden times, (like last week) when people used to think plastic was made of fossil fuels?
Like last week when people
Well, those days are evidently over, because of eco-packaging programmer Kevin Tubbs, his business companion Mathew Eaton, as well as the forward-thinking companions of Very best Methods Packaging (BPP).
Committed to the cause, Tubbs and company have invested the last 12 years on the mission to conserve the earth, one eco-friendly package at any given time.
The most recent development rolling from BPP holds with it, planet-changing effects. They desire us all to imagine a planet in which fossil fuel-dependent plastic materials have already been substituted with inexpensive biopolymers from herb materials like hemp, some even engineered to compost at the conclusion of their lifecycle.
With it planet-changing effects They desire us
While I am in love with this concept, it might take some education from the marketplace before bioplastic is fully accepted. Personally, once i visualize plastic material packaging, I still see an oceanic gyre of put containers the size of Kentucky in my thoughts.
When I broach the topic of pollution, it elicits several wince from Tubbs, who clarifies:
“We hope that via providing sustainable, compostable, and green, hemp biography-plastic material at this scale, at competitive prices, our breakthrough can transform the way in which people look at this whole industry”.
If initial demand is any indication, manufacturers implementing ‘Best Practices’ may indeed give Exxon Mobil a good reason to tremble. Packaging businesses, car makers, and even his own competitors are contacting Kevin with expectations of utilizing his new plastic material to transform to greener options.
“We intend to take the environmental sting out of buying plastic goods by making the plastic…good”
Kevin Tubbs, President Best Practices Packaging
It is obvious when you meet Tubbs, he does not just talk the speak. We caught up using the previous telecom professional turned ecological entrepreneur at his off-grid design middle around the banking institutions of the Little Susitna River, located in even tinier Fishhook, Alaska. While he’s not lacking in technology in the “Barn”, Kevin, his family and team lead decidedly low carbon dioxide footprint lives, encompassed by really unspoiled forests about one hour north of Anchorage.
For over ten years, BPP has been centered on bringing to market eco-pleasant packaging options with a single consistent theme: Regard for the world.
Eco-pleasant packaging options with a single consistent
Industrialists have known for years that hemp kept outstanding qualities. In 1938, Well-known Mechanics magazine touted Hemp as being the next "Billion Dollar Crop with over 25,000 uses and over 5,000 fabric uses alone. The plant seeds from the Hemp Plant are considered so nutritious they are known as a superior extremely-food (That contains ALL 21 Amino Acids And Omega EFA's in the ideal proportion for Human being Health, simply to name a couple!).
We experienced a couple of questions for Kevin, and his awesome answers will be in italics listed below.
And his awesome
SO HOW DID THIS BREAKTHROUGH COME ABOUT?
“Synergy; We are catalysts in this venture. One of our partners is arguably the largest producer of nutritional hemp products in North America. Another is one of the largest flexible packaging companies in the USA, capable of co-packing slightly over a billion units a year. Together, we started co-packing a range of superfoods, hemp nutritional products such as high protein powder, hemp hearts, and hemp oil, as well as snacks like toasted hemp seeds. In ramping up for the project, I came to understand that the residual product left from making all these nutritional items is an unusual form of biomass. While normally, it’s sold as cattle feed for its high protein value, with some testing I discovered that once through our unique treatment process, it also happens to be a superb feedstock for making a range of masterbatch bioplastics. Initially, my goal was simply to make enough hemp plastic so that we could wrap all of our nutritional products in ultra-green hemp containers. The response was such a wealth of wide open arms, that we started to grasp the gravity of our development. Now, we see clearly the future implications of our unique bioplastic, as we commercialize the product and open it up to a world of additional users”
WHAT MAKES YOUR APPROACH UNIQUE?
WHAT MAKES YOUR APPROACH
“We are not only the producers of our product; we also are primary users of it as well. This gives us an unique competitive advantage. This vertical integration is also paired with new technology that has never previously been applied to this medium.”
Paired with new
WHAT KINDS OF PLASTIC ARE YOU PRODUCING?
“It’s endless, we can produce virtually whatever the market demands. To start things off, we made a Hemp Polypropylene, followed by a hemp-based Poly Lactic Acid for 3D printing machines and myriad other uses. There appears to be nearly no limitation on the kinds of plastic we can make with hemp, adding characteristics like extra strength, flexibility and opacity. Anything you need, we can put into the manufacture of this product. Our current capacity well exceeds 50 million lbs. of hemp bioplastics Per harvest and we expect to nearly double that next year.
WHAT DRIVES YOU TO DO THIS?
WHAT DRIVES YOU TO DO THIS
“I am forever thankful for being able to live here in Alaska, and work abroad. It’s a pristine place where you can hike for hundreds of miles without seeing any trace of man. I think most people WANT to be eco-conscious but today, it’s not so easy. We intend to take the environmental sting out of buying plastic goods by making the plastic… good”
Thinking about himself much more innovator than inventor, Kevin acknowledges he’s been strolling within the footsteps of famous industrialist Henry Ford.
Tubbs explained to me that just like Ford and his awesome crew, the very best Methods team is focusing on bioplastic because necessity is definitely the mom of invention. The issue for Tubbs is ecology centered, making certain he makes their own contribution to safeguarding the surroundings. Ford pioneered conversion from steel body panels’ to hemp plastic throughout wartime (precious metals had been rationed during the time and anxiously required for our countries protection work).
Known for handing a hammer to admirers of his hemp vehicles, and allowing them to take a whack to see if they might strike a quarter board hard enough to harm it. Ford is offered: “My hemp body sections cannot be beat”
See if they might strike
“It turns out that ol’ Henry was right”, says Kevin. “Hemp is absolutely ideal for making a wide range of renewable, compostable bioplastics and can be engineered to offer nearly any attribute commonly found in a raw fossil-based polymer.”
“At BPP, we have both feet firmly planted in the convergence of new technology and recently lifted governmental restrictions on hemp” explains Kevin. He went further saying, “Without these simultaneous events, BPP would not be able to do this at a scale allowing competitive end pricing”
OTHERS FAILED, HOW’D YOU DO IT?
“Unlike our predecessors, our packaging partners go through football fields worth of plastic each year. It’s easier for us to occupy this segment because this in-house volume can capitalize R and D, shouldering the cost while we convert our clients from fossil-based plastic to these amazing renewables. Certainly, we are leveraging space age technology and pairing it with some proven ideas from the past” says Kevin.
While small amounts of hemp plastic have been made in Asia and Europe where restrictions were jettisoned years ago, Tubbs’ proprietary method used here in North America is unique. Furthermore, the sheer volume of his endeavor has brought the end-user cost down, low enough for even the biggest plastic buyers to take note. Best Practices is working with a group of the largest hemp producers in North America and unlike crude oil, the supply is price stable and never ending, which opens the door to fortune 500-sized users for the first time.
WHAT CHALLENGES DID YOU HAVE TO OVERCOME?
“Since the 1937 “Marihuana Prohibition Act” everyone’s barrier to entry has remained DuPont’s propaganda and the confusing of two plants, resulting in the misguided over-regulation that killed the hemp industry. As people came to their senses, and regulations started to relax, it was then the economic hurdle of small supply=high cost that stood in the way. Thanks to our alliance with the progressive folks in the PENTA5 family, with their dynamic plastic packaging capabilities and the growing hemp resources of our North American hemp grower partners, the time is now to release ourselves from our lethal dependence on fossil fuels and embrace a whole new world of eco-friendly alternatives. Specifically, we are thankful to Charles Murray, President of PENTA5 who has been behind our efforts all the way. We certainly wouldn’t be here without the enthusiastic support of PENTA5 and partners. “
Kevin is no shrinking violet when it comes to getting his message out, he is yet to see an industry that can’t be improved by these ultra-eco-friendly polymers. Examples of the new styles are obtaining on the boardroom tables of companies globally, some with carbon dioxide footprints currently departing strong heel represents all over the world.
Out he is
The Main Difference BETWEEN HEMP AND Cannabis
Main Difference BETWEEN HEMP AND Cannabis
While the two plants have a similarly formed leaf, for those who nevertheless mix up hemp with cannabis, the main difference is stark. First, hemp is not a viable source of THC, (the psychoactive ingredient found in pot). In fact, you can most likely smoke an entire farm of hemp and not get higher. In contrast to its hippy-valued cousin’, hemp signifies an extremely protein-wealthy, extremely fibrous and healthy superfood. To top them back, it is being tested as a good therapeutic compound that can have an impact on a growing listing of illnesses, anything from recovery wounds to helpingpatients with Parkinson’s, and even epilepsy.
WHERE IS THIS ALL GOING?
“Now that quantities are available, I would like to see companies from LEGO to Lamborghini convert their fossil fuel materials to something far more earth friendly like sustainable, renewable, compostable hemp bioplastic. It’s good for the products, the consumers and our planet”
WHAT CAN YOU MAKE WITH HEMP PLASTIC?
CAN YOU MAKE WITH
“With hemp, we can make just about anything you can make with fossil fuel-based plastic. We are still learning our limitations (or lack thereof), so try us!”
Hemp Bioplastic Pellets and Kevin Tubbs, Leader, Very best Practices Pkg.
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By Michael Murphy November 12, 2017
- By Michael Murphy November 12, 2017.
- “We intend to take the environmental sting out of buying plastic goods by making the plastic…good”.
- While I am in love with this concept, it might.
- The newest development moving out of BPP holds by using it,.