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CNY Hemp Processing Inc was founded in 2017 with the goal to focus on grain & fiber cultivars while building infrastructure for the hemp industry across New York State. Working closely with farmers has been the goal since the beginning, while educating the public about the benefits of hemp while showing the sustainability of cultivars grown for grain and fiber.
Typically found in the northern hemisphere, it's a variety of the Cannabis Sativa plant species that is grown specifically for the industrial uses of its derived products. It is one of the fastest growing plants and was one of the first plants to be spun into usable fiber 10,000 years ago. It can be refined into a variety of commercial items including paper, textiles, clothing, biodegradable plastics, paint, insulation, biofuel, food, and animal feed
Our Goal is to work with Farmers in New York State to purchase Hemp fiber. Process the fiber and manufacture a high grade product for New York State.
Hemp is used to make a variety of commercial and industrial products including rope, clothes, food, paper, textiles, plastics, insulation and biofuel. The bast fiber can be used to make textiles that are 100% hemp, but they are commonly blended with other organic fibers. The inner two fibers of the plant are more woody and typically have industrial applications, such as mulch, animal bedding and litter. When oxidized hemp oil from the seeds becomes solid and can be used in the manufacture of oil-based paints, in creams as a moisturizing agent, for cooking, and in plastics. A survey in 2003 showed that more than 95% of hemp seed sold in the European Union was used in animal and bird feed
Hemp fiber has been used extensively throughout history, with production climaxing soon after being introduced to the New World. Items ranging from rope, to fabrics, to industrial materials were made from hemp fiber. Hemp was often used to make sail canvas, and the word canvas derives from cannabis. Today, a modest hemp fabric industry exists, and hemp fibers can be used in clothing. Pure hemp has a texture similar to linen.
Traditionally the hemp stalks would be water-retted first before the fibers were beaten off the inner hurd by hand; a process known as scutching. As mechanical technology evolved, separating the fiber from the core was accomplished by crushing rollers and brush rollers that would produce a nearly clean fiber. After the Marijuana Tax Act was implemented in 1938, the technology for separating the fibers from the core remained "frozen in time".
Only in 1997, starting with Ireland, did the Commonwealth countries and then other countries begin to legally grow industrial hemp again. Iterations of the 1930s decorticator have been met with limited success, along with steam explosion and chemical processing known as thermomechanical pulping
Please feel free to contact a member of our staff directly with any questions, comments, or scheduling inquiries you may have.
PO Box 187, New Woodstock, NY 13122
Monday - Friday: 9am - 6pm
Saturday: By Appointment