Hemp Paper Making Process | STN

The hemp paper-making process is explained today. To make hemp tissue paper cellulose fibre is turned into a pulp after removing unwanted lignin, the pulp is then flattened and dried into a thin sheet of tissue that can be turned into multiple hemp toilet paper rolls. 

Hemp paper-making process

Hemp in 1 Acre = Trees in 4 Acre provide equal paper, so use hemp and save trees. So it is good to use this wonderful grass to make paper and save trees.

Hemp tissue paper making process

The cellulose fibers are processed to a particular pulp. The pulp is then formed into a thin shade tissue paper product, of randomly oriented short fibers.

Hemp toilet paper making process

Cellulose fibre is turned into a pulp after removing unwanted lignin, the pulp is then flattened and dried into a thin sheet of tissue that can be turned into multiple toilet paper rolls.

Trees and bamboo go through the same process but require extensive chemical processing. Tissue paper production is possible with little to no chemical processing. 

Toilet paper is a highly and commonly used product in the entire world. It is essential to switch to a more sustainable option like hemp toilet paper. They are more sustainable in all aspects, from growing-composing to decomposing.

Hemp paper making process

It involves breaking down fibers into a pulp that can then be laid out and moulded into a screen paper-making frame and dried.

The cellulose fibers are derived mainly from the plant’s cannabis, Cannabis Sativa, or cannabis Sativa Indica. However, also may be derived from the plants Musa or Abaca Textiles plant family which is also known as Manila.

The cellulose fibres are processed to a particular pulp. The pulp is then formed into a thin shad tissue paper product, of randomly oriented short fibres.

  • Hemp papers can be produced from long bast fibers and short hurds or pulp of plants.
  • Paper produced from the bast fibers is thin tough and rough, it is also brittle.
  • Paper produced from hemp hurd is easier to make, it is softer, thicker and better raw material than wood pulp.

Hurds are a low-value by-product of industrial hemp processing that is generally used for animal bed litter. Tissue paper was fabricated from hurd fibers by following 3 pulping processes: 1. Autohydrolysis (hydrothermal, sodium carbonate based defibration 2. High-yield craft pulping 3. Benchmark against hardwood pulp to meet industrial standards. Hardwood and pulp fibres were mixed at a dry mass ratio of 75:25, from which tissue paper sheets were prepared.

Hemp Tissue Paper demand

Uttarakhand was the first state to legalize hemp cultivation in India in 2017 followed by Uttar Pradesh. Hemp farming in Himachal Pradesh also became legal in the recent past. The license application procedure is not up to the mark and lacks a good road map resulting in fewer farmers doing its cultivation.

Tissue Paper plays a vital role in our lives, and hemp tissue paper is becoming popular among environmentally friendly and health-conscious people.

Tissue papers and toilet papers already has huge demand in European countries now the demand is growing for hemp-made tissue and toilet paper. Now people are more health-conscious, so the demand for tissue paper is increasing day by day.

girl using hemp napkin

  • This is a popular paper commonly used worldwide in the form of rolling papers, canvases, hemp paper towels, and archival paper as well.
  • Hemp is an extremely versatile and fast-growing plant and can be used to make clothing, textiles, plastics, paints, biofuel, food, and paper as well. The hemp plant can contain up to 85 % cellulose while trees generally only contain up to 30 % cellulose this makes it an ideal choice for turning into paper.
  • This paper can also be used for personal products such as toilet paper and sanitary pads. Unlike plastics, the decomposing of hemp is natural and therefore makes this product highly sustainable and eco-friendly.
  • Most hemp papers are acid-free and are therefore long-lasting. Now they are gaining popularity for archival papers as well.

Hemp paper benefits

1. Hemp produces more yield and grows faster than trees.
2. It can be recycled more than tree paper.
3. Requires minimal to no chemical processing.
4. Makes high-quality books and archival papers.
5. Produce eco-friendly tea bags.
6. Makes the perfect art canvas.
7. Lasts longer than tree paper.
8. Its paper can be recycled more than tree paper.
9. Helps stop deforestation and save the planet.
10. Produces biodegradable plastic it is toxin-free, long-term, and eco-friendly.

Hemp Tissue Paper Business Overview

  1. You can start its cultivation, or you can purchase hemp crops from farmers. If you have enough land, you can also hire people for farming.
  2. If you don’t have much land for agriculture visit KVK to get farming land on rent or start contract farming by approaching village farmers.
  3. Hemp cultivation is legalized in Uttarakhand, so you can start it immediately after receiving a license.
  4. You can purchase a tissue paper-making machine that costs approx Rs 5 lakh, little space is needed, labour required 3, 1 skilled and two nonskilled.
  5. You can sell tissue paper to hotels, restaurants, call centres, cinema halls, and malls, and you can also sell it online on Amazon, Flipkart, Shopify, etc.
  6. Amazon etc platforms keep huge commissions which reduces the profit margin. So it’s good to have your farming-related website and start selling products from there.

Hemp Products – Tissue paper, Toilet paper, kitchen towels, paper rolls, facial tissue, napkins, handbags, sanitary pads, etc.

Note– For toilet rolls, you need a toilet roll machine and for facial tissue or napkins buy the different machines. For the complete setup of this business, you need approx Rs 8 lakh.

Hill migration problem solver

Uttarakhand has seen mass migration, and most of the villages are either uninhabited or full of older men, women, and children as male members have moved to the city in search of jobs. Though these families have small farms, they don’t do farming as animals destroy their crops. 75% of Uttarakhand farmers have left farming.

This problem can be changed into an opportunity if all these people will accept hemp cultivation. To make them start hemp farming government has to take the initiative. If its cultivation is promoted on a large scale, it can stop the migration problem and contribute a lot to the environment and the nation’s GDP.

Legally one can obtain a hemp license to grow industrial hemp containing THC, no more than 0.3 percent.

One can recycle hemp 8 times more than regular paper which can only be recycled about 3 times. Too many trees were cut down for making paper, which is time-consuming and not environmentally friendly. Trees usually take 10 to 15 years to grow to deliver the form, and hemp only takes four months to develop and provide the results. 


Why don’t we use hemp paper?

Because of the low production, the cost of hemp paper is higher than the usual paper but it can be decreased if the government makes a clear policy that will also help our environment.

Which can produce more paper from 1 acre of land, hemp or tree?

Hemp in 1 acre is equal to trees in 4 acres and provides an equal amount of paper so try to use hemp and save trees.

What are the types of hemp paper?

Tissue papers, hemp toilet papers, toilet paper roll weed, kitchen towels, paper rolls, facial tissue, napkins, paper bags, ice cream cups sanitary etc.

Top 7 benefits of hemp toilet paper

Hemp toilet paper is soft.
It is strong durable and absorbent.
Hemp toilet paper is antibacterial.
It is renewable.
It is biodegradable.
High in cellulose (cellulose- a major component of paper making).
It can reduce deforestation.

Where can I buy hemp toilet paper?

Hemp toilet paper is easily available at online shopping platforms like Hempies Paper, Amazon, etc but it’s difficult to buy from ordinary shops due to unavailability.

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