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This listing is for one bale of hemp hurd, weighing approx. 15kg (33 pounds). Hemp hurd is also known as Shives or hemp core fiber. Hemp hurd comes from the woody inner part of the hemp stalk. The material is woody in texture and is primarily used in non-woven items such as: hempcrete, hemp polymer plastics, soil remediation, animal bedding as well as automotive and home insulation purposes.
Hempcrete: Hemp hurd, lime and water combine to make an ideal insulative material. Hempcrete has the idealistic properties of natural humidity control, carbon sequestering and fire, pest and mold resistance.
Hemp Animal Bedding: has a very high absorption capacity and is an excellent bedding product for horses. Moisture, odors and ammonia are swiftly absorbed. Also ideal for chickens and rabbits.
Soil remediation: Also know as phytoremediation is a process in which contaminants are absorbed by the fast-growing roots of the cannabis plant which stores or, in some cases, transforms toxins into a harmless substance.
Ground use: 16oz = approx. 1square foot 1 inch thick
Specifications: 1kg equals approx. 1 square foot (2.2 pounds to 1kg)
Dimensions: 32 X 15 X 8 Inches
Particle Density: ρ = 1.178 g/cm3
Bulk Density: ρ = 0.152 g/cm3
Moisture Content: 10%
Fiber Content: <3%
When making hempcrete you need equal parts hemp hurd to equal parts lime binder.
Need help determining how much Hurd you need?
This is a standard equation you can use to determine how much hemp hurd is needed when making a 12'' thick wall.
Wall x Height of wall = Total square footage.
Take the number and divide by 4.5 to get the total number of 15kg (33lbs) bales you'll need for a 12'' wall.
Average square footage of a house is 2,500 with a 9 foot ceiling (2.7m). less 25% for windows and doors = 1,350 cubic feet.
Now divide 1,350 by 4.5 and that equals the number of bales/bags needed = 300 bales/bags in this case. (9,900lbs)