The shive represents 70-75% of the hemp stem and is made from about 45% cellulose, 25% hemicellulose and 23% lignin. Also known as “hemp wood”, the shive has an absorption power about 12 times higher than straw and 3.5 times higher than wood chips; it can absorb up to 4 times its weight.
Its thermal insulation properties, mineralization capacity and low density make it an ideal raw material for the building industry, animal husbandry and in the automotive, bioplastics and biocomposites sectors.
The shive is produced in four sizes: 1.5 mm, 3.5 mm, 10 mm (medium) and 22 mm (standard), completely de-dusted, with or without fiber according to the customer’s request.
Supplied in bags of 20 kg or big bags of 2 m3 (200-300 kg depending on the size).
Size 1.5 mm
Size 3.5 mm
Size 10 mm
Size 22 mm
The fiber represents 25-30% of the stem and is constituted of approximately 80% cellulose, 8% pentosans and 5% lignin. This composition makes hemp fiber ideal for many applications where flexible, resistant, light and non-toxic materials are needed (textiles, plastic, filters, sound-absorbing panels and thermo-insulation, paper, ropes etc).
The company provides short fiber, also known as wool, obtained from the first processing of hemp straw in different degrees of cleaning (90 to 97%) and different lengths, suitable for the realization of thermal acoustic insulation panels and bio-felt and for reinforcement plastics.
Supplied in pressed bales measuring 1.30 mt x 1.20 mt x 70 cm and weighing of 220 kg.
LITTER – HORSES AND SMALL ANIMALS
The shives are used in animal husbandry as litter for large and small animals. With Hemp litter you get a comfortable bed, warm in winter and cool in summer, ideal for the care of your animals.
The outstanding absorbent properties of shive mean it absorbs ammonia, thus avoiding unpleasant odors and it improves the quality of the breathing of the animals so you get a decrease in disease and respiratory complications. The antiseptic and antifungal properties of hemp impede the proliferation of flies, various insects and hoof moths. Thanks to its spongy and shock-absorbing consistence, hemp litter is ideal for horses as it stops them from slipping and hurting themselves and maintains their hooves dry and healthy.
Thanks to the soft and spongy texture of shives horses are protected from slips, injuries and maintain healthy and dry hooves. This type of litter is not palatable, so it does not get eaten. Once used, it can be used as a fertilizer with excellent results.
Supplied in 20 kg bags for horse boxes and stables, in 20 mm size completely dusted and with no fiber.
Supplied in 2 ½ kg bags for small animals, in 20 mm size completely dusted and with no fiber.
Post time: Jul-16-2020