enagon hemp processing systems

Enagon’s equipment provides marketable materials for bio-plastic, paper and pulp, construction/hempcrete, textiles, and absorbent markets. Our process delivers high valued hemp materials with superior attributes and particle characteristics compared to traditional hammer milled hemp.

The Enagon Mill is a revolutionary approach to size reduction and dehydration. Hemp biomass that has been powdered through the Enagon milling process mixes better, stays suspended longer, and has higher surface area compared to traditional milling and drying methods.

Cellulose-based feedstocks often have high moisture contents and oils which can create gumming and burn off challenges. Larger hemp particles jam injection molding gates in bioplastics compounding and extruding. Excess moisture in these green materials causes production slowdowns resulting in inferior products and quality issues. Too much residual oil results in decreased throughput in the compounding process to “burn” off the excess oil or an increase in temperature potentially sacrificing material integrity.

By producing powders with high surface area at low moisture contents, the Enagon Hemp System solves these challenges!

The process is simple. Our system mills and separates plant material into multiple high-value product streams from the outer layer bast fibers down to the inner woody core.

The hurd can be further processed into ultra fine powders depending on customer specifications. The same applies to the bast fibers. Various fiber lengths will determine end-use applications from nonwoven markets to enabling a greener future through bioplastics.

Fine Hurd Powder

Tested and proven out as plant-based loss circulation material (LCM) and as a cellulose filler for the plastic industry. After the outer bast layer has been decorticated, the remaining hurd is dehydrated below 5% moisture content and milled to an average size of 200 mesh. This results in improved water absorption and allows for greater depth when pumping down well casings.

Advantages
  • High surface area and non-uniformly shaped particles improve absorption and linking

  • Small particle size creates a flowable material with improved rheology

Applications
  • Loss Circulation Material in the Oil and Gas industry

  • Filler for bioplastics and biocomposites

  • Biomass energy conversion and extraction

  • Building materials

  • Textiles

Fine Hurd Powder

Tested and proven out as a plant-based loss circulation material (LCM) and as a cellulose filler for the plastic industry. After the outer bast layer has been decorticated, the remaining hurd is dehydrated below 5% moisture content and milled to an average size of 200 mesh. This results in improved water absorption and allows for greater depth when pumping down well casings.

Advantages
  • High surface area and non-uniformly shaped particles improve absorption and linking

  • Small particle size creates a flowable material with improved rheology

Applications
  • Loss Circulation Material in the Oil and Gas industry

  • Filler for bioplastics and biocomposites

  • Biomass energy conversion and extraction

  • Building materials

  • Textiles

Coarse Hurd Powder

After the outer bast layer has been decorticated, the remaining hurd is dehydrated below 5% moisture content and milled to an average size of 100 mesh. This results in improved absorption as well as fibrillated microfibers that entangle and link with resins without the use of chemical binders or enzymes.

Advantages
  • High surface area and non-uniformly shaped particles improve absorption and linking

  • Small particle size creates a flowable material

Applications
  • Filler for bioplastics and biocomposites

  • Biomass energy conversion and extraction

  • Building materials

  • Loss Circulation Material and absorbents

Short strand fiber

Perfect for nonwovens, pulping, and plastics, the short microfibers come from the outer bast fibers of the hemp stalk. The outer layer gets stripped, and the resulting fibers are milled to an average length of 2mm and dehydrated at or below 5% moisture content. This produces short fibers with high strength, high surface area and fibrillated characteristics which lend itself beautifully to plastics, pulping operations, and nonwoven markets.

Advantages
  • High surface area and non-uniformly shaped fibers improve linking and entanglement

  • Fibrillated microfibers and branch structure perfect for pulping needs

Applications
  • Nonwovens, textiles

  • Paper and pulping operations

  • Molds, biocomposites/bioplastics

  • Building materials, insulation, plaster

  • Grow mats and greenhouse plant support systems

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