Hemp is an unique economy corp. As one of the main textile material, hemp fiber taken 80% of the market of textile untill 15th centry. With the raising of cotton and man made fiber, research on hemp structure and function is come to a stand still. From 2003, new system research on hemp begin on the demand of green and econology, substaintial development and resources saving in China.
In 2009, new hemp base was founded in Xishuangbanna, Yunnan Province. Xishuangbanna is the southernmost prefecture of Yunnan Province. The prefecture is nicknamed "Aerial Garden" for its luxuriant and multi-layered primitive woods and tropical rain forests, which are teeming with animals and plants. The new hemp base including from planting to manufacturing with investment of fifty millions USD. New technologies were invented, nine of them are in the leading position even in the world. And more than twenty patterns were applied in China.
New hemp fiber process methods were invented. Including
- Separation bast fiber from fresh stem bark.
- Mechanical-Biological-Physical degumming technology and equipment(Subsitute the traditional degumming method like natural water retting or chemical degumming).
- First modernmized pipeline in the world with capacity of 5000 tons annually
- More efficient washing, rising water saving and 85% less than the normal bast fiber process.
- High efficiency energy saving equipment used in hemp fiber production, 25% energy saving than ramie production.
With serious new technology, high quality hemp fiber are produced, with it we can make 60Nm pure hemp yarn and 60Ne hemp/cotton yarn which highly improved the color, luster and hand feeling of hemp fabrics. And used first on non-weaven fabrics, bringing the unqiue function of hemp to more usages in our daily life.