As summer gets hotter, bioeconomy inventions and changes are getting hotter too. Here are the top innovations for the week of June 19th – from hemp face cream and hemp protein powder to saving the kiwifruit industry from a devastating bacteria outbreak with algae.
In today’s Digest, hemp product of the year, BASF’s sun protection, biodegradable polyester fashion, renewable surfactants — these and more, ready for you now at The Digest online.
#1 Hemp fiber-reinforced plastic, hemp protein powder and hemp face cream
In Germany, the innovation award “Hemp Product of the Year” has been granted to the young, innovative hemp industry for finding suitable applications and markets for industrial hemp-based products. The first-place winner, Trifilon AB (SE) won the award for its Trifilon BioLite Trolley Case made of PP Hemp Fibre. The BioLite is polypropylene reinforced with 30% hemp fibres. The use of hemp fibers in BioLite optimizes the material properties for many applications – the high-quality trolley case is just one example. This technology gives manufacturers the opportunity to make sensible use of renewable raw materials, and an excellent one is hemp. The new material is suitable for lightweight automotive construction and consumer goods.
Second place winner was BAFA Neu GmbH (DE) for their Absolute HempProtein. The innovative hemp protein powder contains over 70% complete protein and is an ideal protein supplement for athletic vegetarians and vegans. Third place winner was Hemptouch d.o.o. (SI) for their Hemptouch Balancing Face Cream, a first ever skin care product formulated with a unique trilogy of industrial hemp extracts such as hemp hydrolate, Cannabidiol (CBD) and hemp seed oil.
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