Georgia-Pacific, Canadian firm join to produce nonwoven hemp products

Georgia-Pacific, a giant in the paper-manufacturing industry, is partnering with a Canadian firm that uses hemp-based fibers for a variety of nonwoven products.

Victoria, British Columbia-based Bast Fibre Technologies announced the agreement with Georgia-Pacific on Tuesday. BFT makes baby wipes and other personal-care fiber products.

The company said the agreement involves a suite of patents for the application in a variety of plant-based bast fibers in nonwoven products.

Under license from Atlanta-based Georgia-Pacific, BFT will develop, process, and market sustainable nonwoven fibers “to lead the industry in the transition away from synthetic materials toward all-natural, better performing solutions,” according to a statement.

Bast fiber, also called phloem fiber, comes from the inner bark of the bast family group of plants, including hemp, flax, jute and kenaf.

Georgia-Pacific, a privately held subsidiary of Koch Industries, produced such brands as Brawny paper towels and Quilted Northern toilet paper.

One comment on “Georgia-Pacific, Canadian firm join to produce nonwoven hemp products
  1. Hemp Mayor on

    And Kenaf is the material of choice. Roo bad y’all have not been listening to me. Now everyone is paying the price

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