Industrial hemp has been growing in over 30 industrialized nations for the past several decades. This agricultural crop is primarily grown for food and fiber and has been an ingredient in thousands of products. In the U.S. the industrial hemp industry is re-emerging after an 80-year break and is generating interest from many industries including: green building products, textiles, food, body care, and nutritional supplements.
Industrial hemp is a sustainable and non-toxic option for wall and ceiling insulation.
Our company has been involved in the industrial hemp industry since early 2014. In November of that year, APA principal Zev Paiss founded the Rocky Mountain Hemp Association. Within six months, our firm was serving as a national resource for hemp farmers, processors, businesses, elected officials and policymakers across the U.S. In 2015 Zev created the National Hemp Association (NHA) and served as the NHA Executive Director through September 2016. Currently, Zev is a national hemp consultant and educator helping hemp businesses build the U.S. hemp supply chain.
We are actively working to introduce industrial hemp as a resilient green building product in the U.S. The crop is excellent as a non-woven insulation for walls and blown-in insulation for floors, walls, and attics. This non-toxic anti-viral material is also highly durable and long-lasting as an ingredient in composite building products such as OSB, fiberboard, and particleboard.