GAIA GROW’S CANNA STREAM SOLUTIONS COMPLETES PHASE 1 OF DEVELOPMENT OF NOVEL BIO-COMPOSITE USING ENAGON’S PROPRIETARY MILLED INDUSTRIAL HEMP

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GAIA GROW’S CANNA STREAM SOLUTIONS COMPLETES PHASE 1 OF DEVELOPMENT OF NOVEL BIO-COMPOSITE USING ENAGON’S PROPRIETARY MILLED INDUSTRIAL HEMP

 

Gaia Grow Corp.  is pleased to announce that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Edmonton-based Canna Stream Solutions Ltd. (“CSS”), in collaboration with Enagon Inc. (“Enagon”), has completed phase 1 of the development of novel bio-composites using Enagon’s proprietary processed hemp biomass (both bast and hurd). The project was conducted at InnoTech Alberta’s Bio-Industrial Services facilities and is critical for CSS’ research & development efforts in creating added value from cannabis and industrial hemp.

Both Canna Stream and Enagon will continue to further develop the creation of a truly renewable and biodegradable bio-composite.

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Interest in industrial applications of bio-composites is growing rapidly for applications such as automobiles, aerospace, construction, military applications, packaging, railway coach, and fundamental research. The benefits of bio-composites, including being renewable, cheap, recyclable, and possibly biodegradable fuels increased market interest. In addition, environmental concerns and the cost of synthetic fibres stimulate the use of natural fibre as reinforcement in polymeric composites. Biofibres are the principal components of bio-composites, which are derived from biological origins, for example fibres from crops such as cotton, flax or hemp, recycled wood, wastepaper, crop processing by-products or regenerated cellulose fibre. Advocates of bio-composites state that use of these materials improve health and safety in their production, are lighter in weight and are environmentally superior to traditional sources. This is consistent with the results of this project. The color of bioproducts changes with the biocomponents and their concentrations in the formulations. This could potentially be used for designing bioproduct parts with various colors. This development would create added value from cannabis and industrial hemp as well as a future opportunity for CSS to enter into new markets and grow their business.

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