The biggest independent processor and grower of Europe’s industrial hemp has partnered with a Dutch furniture producer and a Dutch bioplastics manufacturer to create carbon-negative and recyclable hemp chair. The chair will have a seam shell made from hemp fibre.
According to the company’s Monday statement, the Netherlands-based Hempflax firm was selected by VepaDrentea (furniture Producer) to deliver raw materials for the hemp seat line.
The seat’s hard shell is made from a biomaterial that consists of hemp-fibre with a plant-based resin treatment that sticks the materials adequately. This biomaterial was produced by Plantics ( a Bio-plastics firm).
According to Janwillem de Kam, VepaDrentea managing director, they have been searching for a biomaterial that has a recyclable and biological binder and raw material for years. He added that they are extremely proud that they found it after two research years and the first ones globally to achieve this.
Thanks to hemp’s ability to absorb carbon (IV) oxide, VepaDrentea’s hemp chair manufacturing process sequesters more carbon (IV) oxide.This makes the chair line carbon negative.
De Kam further added that the recent range of chairs was an invention that specifically contributes to their mission of fighting climate change, CO2 emissions and paucity of raw materials.
VepaDrentea Hemp assortment features bar stools and chairs with different frames constructed from recyclable steel and PEFC-certified wood.
Mark Reindeers ( Hemplax’s CEO) said that mixing hemp fibres with glue derived from an organic material offers a proficient swap for synthetic materials. It can revolutionize several industries that’re in the quest to minimize their carbon emissions.
He also said that with the progression of hemp-friendly reforms at the UN and EU, he’s certain that the hemp carbon-negative industry is at the centre of earth’s escalating circular bioeconomy.
Hempflax has operations in Romania, Germany and the Netherlands. It grows and processes commercial hemp for horticulture, the construction industry, animal care, CBD nutraceuticals, genetics ,hemp-based plastic swaps and cultivation purposes.