Join The Hemp Revolution
Unyte Hemp aim to provide every type of hemp-based product currently on the market, be this insulation, Hempcrete, paper, textiles, hemp oil, animal bedding, bio-composites or bio-plastics.
Our research and development team are collaborating with global experts to design and manufacture a range of innovative green technologies, to drive forward this industry for all.
We have positioned ourselves to be integral within the UK and European Hemp markets, working throughout every level.
To this end, Unyte Hemp have created the Hemp Exchange.
A uniquely placed business specifically created to help develop the entire hemp market, working with farmers and manufacturers alike.
The possibilities are endless as the doors are being opened this year for the whole plant to be fully utilised globally following almost a century of prohibition.
An ideal natural insulator, hemp fibres have great structural rigidity, buffers moisture and regulates thermal performance.
Hemp fibres can be turned into numerous forms of hemp insulation, using significantly less energy during the manufacturing process.
Both the shiv and the bast fibre, lock great amounts of carbon into the building, thus creating carbon negative building materials which out compete conventional, harmful materials.
Hemp insulation offers a healthier and safer alternative to synthetic quilt insulation, which are often irritants and toxic.
Hemp seed is high in protein, contains all 21 amino acids, has perfect ratios of omegas 3 & 6 and is gluten free.
Hemp is the only plant to store protein as Edestin and Albumin. These are the same forms of protein that our body uses in our blood and immune system.
Hemp seed is known to improve digestion, help balance hormones, improve metabolism and is an anti-inflammatory. Hemp seed improves cardiovascular health, reduces high blood pressure and it is also a natural appetite suppressant, helping you to feel full quicker and suppress sugar cravings, aiding weight loss.
Today, hemp seed and its oil have become extremely popular due to its amazing nutritional properties. Now classed as a superfood, hemp seed is popular with athletes, vegetarians and vegans and many other health-conscious individuals.
Planes, trains and automobiles; lighter, stronger, faster, carbon reduce and capture. The applications are endless.
Unlike hemp bio-plastics which mainly consist of polymers derived from the cellulose of the shiv, bio-composites are comprised of a resin or polymer combined with the outer bast fibre to reduce weight and increase strength.
Hemp bio-composites such as Hempcrete, hemp insulation, hemp plastics for the construction industry (roof tiles, drainage systems and even sinks and baths) may be the future of sustainable, carbon negative hemp houses.
Hemp Bio Plastic
Sustainable, cellulose-based polymers provide an eco-friendly alternative to petrochemical based plastics.
A range of exciting new hemp derived plastics are now entering the market which are sustainable, reusable, biodegradable and, in some cases, compostable. If it’s currently made from petrochemical plastic, it can be replaced with hemp plastic using the same manufacturing processes. Not just that, but the prices are comparable, making the switch an ideal green design choice.
These polymers are suitable for injection moulding, thermal forming, blow moulding and sheet film.
1 acre of hemp will produce the same amount of pulp as 4 acres of 20-year-old trees – in only 3 to 4 months!
Cellulose is the principal ingredient in paper. Trees are only 30% cellulose, requiring the use of toxic chemicals to remove the other 70% of plant matter. Hemp contains up to 85% cellulose.
Hemp can grow up to 15 foot in height within 3 to 4 months, whereas trees take at least 20 years to produce a comparative amount of pulp. One acre of hemp can produce as much paper as 4-10 acres of trees.
Hemp has roughly 70% higher yielding capacity of pulp from hemp fibre compared to that of wood. Hemp paper is four times stronger than tree paper, hence can be thinner, saving material, energy, shipping & storage costs.
The high tensile strength of its individual fibres make hemp the strongest natural fibre apart from spiders’ silk. Hemp also has longer fibres, 1-4m, versus the 25-32mm of cotton. These characteristics mean hemp fabrics can be made of various strengths from light t-shirts to durable heavy canvas.
Hemp fibre is the softest plant fibre in the world, with a beautiful drape. Hemp fabrics do not wear out but become softer with repeated use and washing. Hemp clothing is thermodynamic, meaning it buffers temperature changes. Its hemicellulose hollow fibre means it’s cool in summer and warm in winter, as well as breathable, moisture-wicking and insulating.
Hemp makes materially superior fabric and clothes when compared to cotton or synthetic alternatives.
Hempcrete is 10 times the strength of concrete and only one sixth of the weight. It is non-toxic, a great insulator, pest-resistant, fire-resistant, mould-resistant, anti-bacterial, rot-resistant, breathable, regulates humidity and will last for hundreds of years.
Hempcrete is the only building material which can truly claim to be carbon negative and sustainable, due to the carbon capture during the fast growth cycle, which is then locked in the material for the life of the building.
Hempcrete is the future go-to material for the construction sector. Whether you are planning a self-build or you are a construction company.
One of the strongest fibres found in nature, with a multitude of uses which won’t impact on the environment.
The Industrial Hemp plant is the only plant on the planet which can boast all the categories of the title ‘industrial’ alongside being a food crop. Biofuels, building and construction, fibre (paper, textiles, rope), pharmaceutical and therapeutic proteins, renewable bio-polymers, specialty chemicals (dyes, paints, varnishes, essential oils).
Hemp, grown as a fibre crop, is planted in high density to prevent branching and encourage vertical growth (certain strains can grow up-to 15ft in height).