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Swedish biocomposites developer Trifilon picked up the primary prize on this yr’s European Industrial Hemp Affiliation (EIHA) “Product of the 12 months” innovation awards program for a trolly case product of BioLite, a newly developed polypropylene bolstered with 30% hemp fibers.

Second place within the competitors went to BAFA Neu, Germany, for its hemp protein powder containing over 70% full protein; Slovenia-based Hemptouch picked up third place within the competitors for its Hemptouch Balancing Face Cream that blends hemp extracts equivalent to hemp hydrolate, CBD and hemp seed oil.

The
awards, sponsored by Holland-based HempFlax, have been handed out earlier
this month on the EIHA’s 16th
annual worldwide convention held in Cologne. The honors have been
judged by convention delegates who voted from a listing of pre-selected
nominees who offered their entries in the course of the occasion. Greater than 400
stakeholders attended this yr’s EIHA convention, a report quantity.

Seek for recyclable carbon fiber

The
award-winning BioLite materials was developed by Trifilon researchers
of their efforts to discover a recyclable carbon fiber. Broadly utilized in
aerospace, motorsports, army and civil engineering, conventional
carbon fiber brings benefits of excessive stiffness, excessive tensile
energy, and low weight, however is power intensive to provide and
troublesome to recycle. Trifilon researchers, in search of benefits in
natural, renewable feedstock, launched hemp as a reinforcer within the
materials. Due
to the low density of hemp fibers, such new hybrid composites are as
robust and infrequently lighter than these they changed within the materials.

Based mostly on granulate feed inventory, BioLite can be utilized in customary injection molding machines. Along with baggage, the fabric can be utilized to make things like automotive elements, clothes hangers, kitchen containers, cosmetics packaging and different shopper items.

2nd and third place winners

BAFA
Neu’s hemp
protein powder, designed for athletic vegetarians and vegans, is
mixable with liquids and doesn’t include insoluble fibre fractions.
The 100% pure product can be obtainable in an authorized natural
model.

Hemptouch Balancing Face Cream is formulated for blemished and acne-prone pores and skin, one of many greatest segments in skincare business. The product is being marketed as an alternative choice to over-the-counter drugs.

2nd Place Winner of the EIHA innovation award “ Hemp Product of the 12 months 2019,” 16th EIHA Hemp Convention 2019 (L-R) Mark Reinders, HempFlex (Award sponsor); Michael Carus, nova-Institute; Almut Frank, BAFA Neu (2nd place winner, DE). (Picture: nova-Institut / PvP)
third Place Winner of the EIHA innovation award “ Hemp Product of the 12 months 2019,” 16th EIHA Hemp Convention 2019 (L-R) Mark Reinders, HempFlex (Award sponsor); Michael Carus, nova-Institute; Barbara Novak, Hemptouch (third winner, SI). (Picture: nova-Institut / PvP)