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24 Patrick Flaherty – Fiber and the Future

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24 Patrick Flaherty – Fiber and the Future

Today we talk with Patrick Flaherty from P F Design Lab, who is studying the entire supply chain of hemp in the United States to better understand where hemp can replace traditional materials.

With the progress over the past five years, no one is denying that the hemp market is making strides. At each event we attend, we sell out every seat, every venue, every time.

But while the hemp market in the United States continues to grow, there is still a disconnect between the farmers growing the hemp and the manufacturers who can make use out of it. Patrick Flaherty is interested in closing that gap.

Where do these gaps in the hemp market exist? Which everyday products could benefit from a hemp upgrade? And how many acres does it take to justify a processing plant?

This is an amazing story of the versatility and opportunity that remains largely untapped in the emerging hemp market.

In this episode, you’ll hear how the future of hemp can impact our farmers throughout the country.

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“Everybody talks about making stuff from hemp and natural materials but not a lot of people realize what it takes to get the materials off the farm and into something you can hold in your hand.” – Patrick Flaherty

Show Notes:

  • What is the Sixth Annual NoCo Hemp Expo Denver, Colorado
  • What made 2019 the best NoCo ever
  • The effect and impact of the NoCo Hemp Expo
  • Plant-based binders as a viable alternative to petroleum
  • Which materials are competing with hemp
  • The four types of biowaste
  • Practical uses of hemp in existing markets

“The holy grail of natural material is dropping a replacement into an existing manufacturing system.” – Patrick Flaherty

Links Mentioned:

“The issue is not the value of the material, it’s moving the hemp around.” – Patrick Flaherty

Tree Free Hemp
Herring Bank
Hemp Exemption

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