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- While I am deeply in love with.
- “It turns out that ol’ Henry was right”, says.
- “It’s endless, we can produce virtually whatever the market demands. To start.
- “Synergy; We are catalysts in this venture. One of our partners.
Employees author Michael Murphy recently fulfilled with Very best Methods Packaging Leader, Kevin Tubbs, regarding their part in the recent commercialization of hemp bioplastic. Best Methods is definitely the driver right behind a collaboration of farmers, processors, chemical compounders, shot molders, movie extruders and product packaging converters, all focused on a much better atmosphere. The pure level of the breakthrough makes hemp dependent bioplastic price competitive for the first time in American background. The effects are huge. This 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?
Times like last week when
Well, those times are evidently more than, because of eco-packaging programmer Kevin Tubbs, his company partner Mathew Eaton, as well as the forward-thinking partners of Best Practices Packaging (BPP).
Focused on the main cause, Tubbs and business have invested the final 12 years on a pursuit to save the planet, a single eco-friendly package at a time.
The newest improvement moving from BPP holds with it, earth-changing implications. They desire us all to imagine a planet in which fossil fuel-dependent plastic materials have already been substituted with affordable biopolymers from plant components like hemp, some even engineered to compost at the end of their lifecycle.
Planet in which fossil fuel-dependent plastic
While I am deeply in love with this idea, it might take some education from the marketplace before bioplastic is completely accepted. Personally, when I visualize plastic product packaging, I still see an oceanic gyre of put containers the dimensions of Kentucky within my mind.
When I broach the topic of air pollution, it elicits more than one wince from Tubbs, who explains:
“We wish that via offering sustainable, compostable, and green, hemp bio-plastic material at this scale, at huge discounts, our breakthrough can transform the way individuals view this whole industry”.
If initial demand is any indicator, manufacturers adopting ‘Best Practices’ may certainly give Exxon Mobil a reason to tremble. Product packaging businesses, vehicle producers, as well as their own rivals are getting in touch with Kevin with expectations of utilizing his new plastic material to transform to greener choices.
“We intend to take the environmental sting out of buying plastic goods by making the plastic…good”
Out of buying plastic goods by making
Kevin Tubbs, President Best Practices Packaging
It’s apparent whenever you meet Tubbs, he doesn’t just talk the talk. We caught up using the previous telecom professional transformed environmental entrepreneur at his away-grid design center around the banks from the Little Susitna River, situated in even tinier Fishhook, Alaska. Whilst he’s not with a lack of technology in the “Barn”, Kevin, his family members and crew lead decidedly reduced carbon footprint lifestyles, encompassed by truly unspoiled forests about one hour northern of Anchorage.
For over ten years, BPP has been focused on bringing to promote eco-friendly packaging options with one consistent theme: Respect for your planet.
Industrialists have recognized for decades that hemp held remarkable properties. In 1938, Well-known Mechanics publication touted Hemp as being the following "Billion Dollar Crop with more than 25,000 uses as well as over 5,000 fabric utilizes alone. The plant seeds from the Hemp Herb are considered so nutritious they are called a superior super-meals (Containing ALL 21 Proteins And Omega EFA's in the optimal proportion for Human Wellness, simply to name a few!).
We had a couple of questions for Kevin, and his answers will be in italics listed 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”
Of nutritional hemp products
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.”
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”
Considering themselves more innovator than inventor, Kevin recognizes he’s been walking in the footsteps of famed industrialist Henry Ford.
He s been walking
Tubbs described to me that just like Ford and his team, the very best Methods group is focusing on bioplastic simply because requirement is the mom of invention. The issue for Tubbs is ecology focused, making certain he can make their own participation to safeguarding the surroundings. Ford developed conversion from metal entire body panels’ to hemp plastic during wartime (metals had been rationed at the time and anxiously required for our nations defense work).
Known for handing a hammer to admirers of his hemp vehicles, and allowing them to take a whack to see if they could strike a quarter panel with enough concentration to hurt it. Ford is quoted: “My hemp body sections can’t be beat”
Whack to see if
“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.
The door to fortune -sized users for
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 with regards to getting his message out, he or she is but to find out a business that can’t be improved by these extremely-green polymers. Examples of the brand new designs are obtaining on the boardroom furniture of corporations worldwide, some with carbon dioxide footprints currently departing deep heel represents all around the planet.
To getting his
The Main Difference Among HEMP AND MARIJUANA
As the two plants possess a similarly shaped leaf, for those who still confuse hemp with marijuana, the main difference is stark. Initially, hemp will not be a viable source of THC, (the psychoactive component present in pot). Actually, you can most likely smoke an entire farm of hemp and never get higher. Unlike its hippy-cherished cousin’, hemp represents an extremely proteins-rich, extremely fibrous and healthy superfood. To best them back, it is being analyzed as an effective therapeutic substance that will have an effect 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?
“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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By Michael Murphy November 12, 2017
- Focused on the cause, Tubbs and company have spent the final 12 many years on the mission.
- Known for handing a hammer to admirers.
- WHAT KINDS OF PLASTIC ARE YOU PRODUCING?.