Hemp hurds can be processed into fine particles or fibers using mechanical or chemical methods.
Adhesive: Common adhesives used in this process include formaldehyde-free binders like soy-based or phenol-formaldehyde resing
Pressing: The mixture is formed into boards under high pressure and temperature. During this process, the adhesive cures and binds the hemp hurds together.
Benefits: Hempboard is a lightweight and durable engineered wood product that can be used for various applications, including furniture, cabinetry, and interior wall paneling. It is known for its environmental friendliness and low emission of volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF)
Hemp hurds are finely processed and combined with adhesives to create a homogeneous mixture.
Adhesive: The adhesive used in MDF production is typically a resin, such as urea-formaldehyde, which binds the fibers together.
Forming Sheets: The mixture is then formed into dense sheets under heat and pressure.
Benefits: Hemp hurds can enhance the sustainability of MDF by replacing some of the wood fibers traditionally used in the process. MDF made with hemp hurds maintains the strength and versatility of traditional MDF while reducing the demand for timber resources.