NEW HEMP-Dependent BIO-PLASTICS Such As This Transparent VERSION NOW COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE Globally
Staff author Michael Murphy recently met with Best Methods Packaging President, Kevin Tubbs, about their part in the recent commercialization of hemp bioplastic. Very best Practices is the driver behind a collaboration of farm owners, processor chips, chemical substance compounders, injection molders, movie extruders and product packaging converters, all committed to a better atmosphere. The pure level of their development makes hemp dependent bioplastic cost competitive for the first time in United states background. The implications are enormous. This is an excerpt from that job interview:______________________
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Remember during olden times, (like last week) when people used to think plastic was made of fossil fuels?
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Well, those days are apparently over, because of eco-packaging developer Kevin Tubbs, his company partner Mathew Eaton, and the forward-thinking partners of Very best Methods Packaging (BPP).
Committed to the main cause, Tubbs and company have spent the final 12 years on the mission to save the earth, a single eco-pleasant bundle at a time.
The most recent improvement rolling from BPP carries with it, planet-transforming effects. They want us all to imagine a world where fossil fuel-dependent plastic materials have been replaced with affordable biopolymers from herb materials like hemp, some even engineered to garden compost at the end of their lifecycle.
While I am deeply in love with this concept, it might take some training of the market before bioplastic is fully accepted. Individually, when I visualize plastic material packaging, I nevertheless see an oceanic gyre of pop bottles the dimensions of Kentucky in my thoughts.
When I broach the subject of pollution, it elicits several wince from Tubbs, who clarifies:
“We wish that via providing sustainable, compostable, and green, hemp bio-plastic at this scale, at competitive prices, our development can change the way individuals look at this entire industry”.
If preliminary need is any indicator, manufacturers implementing ‘Best Practices’ may indeed give Exxon Mobil a good reason to tremble. Packaging companies, car producers, and even their own competitors are getting in touch with Kevin with hopes of using his new plastic to convert to greener choices.
“We intend to take the environmental sting out of buying plastic goods by making the plastic…good”
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Kevin Tubbs, President Best Practices Packaging
It’s obvious whenever you meet Tubbs, he does not just speak the speak. We trapped with the previous telecom professional turned environmental entrepreneur at his off-grid design center around the banks of the Little Susitna River, located in even tinier Fishhook, Alaska. Whilst he’s not with a lack of technology in the “Barn”, Kevin, his family members and team lead decidedly reduced carbon footprint lifestyles, surrounded by truly unspoiled forests about an hour northern of Anchorage.
For more than a decade, BPP has been focused on bringing to promote eco-pleasant product packaging options with a single consistent concept: Respect for your planet.
With a single consistent concept
Industrialists have known for decades that hemp kept outstanding properties. In 1938, Well-known Mechanics magazine touted Hemp as being the following "Billion Money Crop with more than 25,000 uses as well as over 5,000 textile utilizes alone. The plant seeds of the Hemp Herb are thought so nutritious they are called a superior extremely-food (Containing ALL 21 Amino Acids And Omega EFA's within the optimal ratio for Human being Health, just to title a few!).
We experienced a few questions for Kevin, and his answers are in italics below.
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?
MAKES YOUR APPROACH UNIQUE
“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.”
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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?
DRIVES YOU TO
“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”
Considering himself more innovator than inventor, Kevin recognizes he’s been walking in the footsteps of famous industrialist Henry Ford.
Tubbs described for me that simply like Ford and his awesome team, the very best Practices team is focusing on bioplastic simply because necessity is definitely the mother of creation. The issue for Tubbs is ecosystem centered, ensuring that he makes their own contribution to safeguarding the surroundings. Ford developed transformation from metal entire body panels’ to hemp plastic material during wartime (metals were rationed during the time and anxiously needed for our countries protection work).
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Known for handing a hammer to admirers of his hemp vehicles, and letting them take a whack to find out if they might hit a quarter panel hard enough to hurt it. Ford is quoted: “My hemp body panels cannot be beat”
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“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.
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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 obtaining his message out, he is yet to find out an industry that cannot be enhanced by these ultra-green polymers. Examples of the new designs are obtaining on the boardroom furniture of corporations globally, some with carbon dioxide footprints presently leaving strong back heel marks all around the planet.
It comes to obtaining his message
The Main Difference BETWEEN HEMP AND MARIJUANA
Main Difference BETWEEN HEMP
As the two vegetation have a similarly formed leaf, for those who still confuse hemp with marijuana, the main difference is stark. Initially, hemp is not a practical supply of THC, (the psychoactive component present in pot). In fact, you can most likely smoke a whole farm of hemp and not get higher. Unlike its hippy-cherished cousin’, hemp signifies an incredibly protein-wealthy, highly fibrous and healthy superfood. To best it off, it really is currently being analyzed as an effective therapeutic compound that will have an effect on a growing listing of maladies, anything from healing wounds to helpingpatients with Parkinson’s, and even epilepsy.
WHERE IS THIS ALL GOING?
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?
“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!”
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