NEW HEMP-BASED BIO-Plastic materials LIKE THIS Transparent VERSION NOW COMMERCIALLY Readily available Globally
- WHERE IS THIS ALL GOING?.
- “It’s endless, we can produce virtually whatever the market demands..
- Employees author Michael Murphy lately met with Very best Practices Packaging President, Kevin Tubbs, about their role within.
- WHY NOW?.
Staff writer Michael Murphy recently met with Very best Methods Packaging President, Kevin Tubbs, regarding their role within the recent commercialization of hemp bioplastic. Best Practices is the driver behind a collaboration of farm owners, processor chips, chemical substance compounders, injection molders, film extruders and product packaging converters, all committed to a much better environment. The sheer level of their breakthrough can make hemp based bioplastic price aggressive for the first time in American history. The implications are huge. The following is an excerpt from that job interview:______________________
Remember during olden times, (like last week) when people used to think plastic was made of fossil fuels?
Well, those days are apparently more than, because of eco-product packaging programmer Kevin Tubbs, his company partner Mathew Eaton, and the ahead-pondering partners of Very best Practices Product packaging (BPP).
Committed to the main cause, Tubbs and company have spent the final 12 many years on the pursuit to conserve the earth, a single eco-pleasant package at any given time.
The most recent improvement rolling out of BPP carries with it, planet-transforming effects. They want us all to imagine a world in which fossil fuel-based plastics have been substituted with affordable biopolymers from herb materials like hemp, some even designed to compost at the conclusion of their lifecycle.
While I am deeply in love with this concept, it may take some training from the marketplace prior to bioplastic is completely embraced. Individually, once i envision plastic material packaging, I still see an oceanic gyre of put bottles the dimensions of Kentucky within my thoughts.
When I broach the topic of pollution, it elicits several wince from Tubbs, who clarifies:
Of pollution it elicits several wince
“We wish that via providing lasting, compostable, and renewable, hemp bio-plastic material at this particular scale, at competitive prices, our development can change the way in which people view this whole industry”.
If initial need is any indicator, manufacturers implementing ‘Best Practices’ might certainly give Exxon Mobil a reason to tremble. Packaging businesses, car makers, and even their own competitors are getting in touch with Kevin with expectations of utilizing his new plastic material to convert to environmentally friendly options.
“We intend to take the environmental sting out of buying plastic goods by making the plastic…good”
Kevin Tubbs, President Best Practices Packaging
Tubbs President Best Practices
It is apparent whenever you fulfill Tubbs, he doesn’t just talk the talk. We trapped using the former telecom executive transformed environmental entrepreneur at his away-grid style middle on the banking institutions of the Little Susitna Stream, located in even tinier Fishhook, Alaska. Whilst he’s not with a lack of technologies at the “Barn”, Kevin, his family members and team lead decidedly low carbon dioxide footprint lives, encompassed by truly unspoiled wilderness about one hour north of Anchorage.
For more than ten years, BPP continues to be focused on delivering to market eco-friendly packaging solutions with one consistent concept: Respect for your planet.
Industrialists have known for decades that hemp held outstanding qualities. In 1938, Well-known Mechanics publication touted Hemp as the following "Billion Dollar Crop with over 25,000 utilizes and over 5,000 fabric utilizes alone. The seeds from the Hemp Herb are thought so nutritious they are known as a superior extremely-meals (That contains ALL 21 Proteins & Omega EFA's within the ideal ratio for Human Wellness, simply to title a few!).
We experienced a couple of questions for Kevin, and his awesome answers will be in italics listed below.
And his awesome answers will be
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?
“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.”
This vertical integration is also
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 DO
“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 themselves more innovator than inventor, Kevin acknowledges 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 group is working on bioplastic because necessity is the mom of creation. The problem for Tubbs is ecology centered, ensuring that he makes his own contribution to protecting the environment. Ford pioneered transformation from steel body panels’ to hemp plastic throughout wartime (metals had been rationed during the time and anxiously required for our nations protection effort).
Recognized for handing a hammer to admirers of his hemp cars, and letting them have a whack to see if they might strike a quarter panel hard enough to harm it. Ford is offered: “My hemp body sections can’t be beat”
Panel hard enough to harm it
“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?
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 not any shrinking violet when it comes to getting his information out, he is yet to find out a business that can’t be improved by these extremely-eco-friendly polymers. Examples of the brand new styles are obtaining on the boardroom tables of companies globally, some with carbon dioxide footprints presently departing deep heel represents all around the planet.
The Main Difference Among HEMP AND MARIJUANA
Main Difference Among HEMP AND MARIJUANA
As the two plants have a likewise shaped leaf, for individuals who still confuse hemp with marijuana, the main difference is stark. First, hemp will not be a practical supply of THC, (the psychoactive component found in container). In fact, you could probably smoke cigarettes a whole farm of hemp and never get higher. In contrast to its hippy-valued cousin’, hemp signifies an extremely proteins-rich, extremely fibrous and nutritious superfood. To top them back, it is being analyzed as an effective medicinal compound that can have an effect on an increasing listing of illnesses, everything from recovery wounds to helpingpatients with Parkinson’s, and even epilepsy.
WHERE IS THIS ALL GOING?
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?
“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, President, Very best Practices Pkg.
Bioplastic Pellets and Kevin Tubbs President
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By Michael Murphy November 12, 2017
- “We intend to take the environmental sting out of buying plastic.
- While small amounts of hemp plastic have been made in Asia and Europe where restrictions were jettisoned.
- “Now that quantities are available, I would like to see companies from LEGO to Lamborghini convert their.
- It is apparent when you meet Tubbs, he doesn’t just talk the talk. We trapped with the former.