Biomaterials for Industrial and Technical Applications

Our domestically sourced materials and innovative processing – as America’s ONLY major industrial decorticator – are helping manufacturers create high performing and sustainable products where replacing traditional materials was never before thought possible.

Sunstrand’s products and operations have been designed to deliver consistent, high quality materials compatible with a large number of applications and a particular emphasis on providing bulk feedstocks for the plastics, polymer composites and non-woven manufacturing industries.

Bamboo

Bamboo

A woody perennial grass requiring almost no pesticides, fertilizers or additional watering, bamboo cane can grow and be harvested without the need to be replanted.

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Hemp

Hemp

With the profile of Hemp on the rise in the U.S., the oldest multipurpose bast fiber plant is gaining a large amount of interest in the composite industry.

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Flax

Flax

Taking only 100 days to grow in a normal growing season, flax fiber is the original natural fiber being used in composites for Linens and food applications.

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Kenaf

Kenaf

Another bast fiber readily available for non-woven composite applications. Grown in Southeast Asia and considered one of the most versatile fibers being produced.

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Other Materials

Other Materials

Sunstrand can import and process other specialty fibers such as jute or work to upgrade a variety of biomaterials for technical applications.

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Media

Sunstrand makes environment friendly materials, helps Kentucky farms

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) –
A Louisville company is finding more environment friendly ways to build houses, cars and objects you use every day using crops from a dozen Kentucky Farms.

Sunstrand is tucked away off Payne Street near Lexington Road, and there’s a good chance you might not know it’s there. But […]

LAND Forum

Sunstrand is proud to play a role in the LAND forum in Shelbyville this past week. This Agricultural and Manufacturing forum provided a great way for the community to network and share lessons in the industry. We look forward to continuing our commitment to the community and this growing industry.

This Louisville company will double its production with new Irish Hill HQ

A Louisville-based company that makes fiber and other products out of natural materials has moved into a new facility that will double its operational capacity.

Sunstrand LLC mostly works with hemp, bamboo and the hemp-like plant, kenaf, to produce fibers that are used for thermal and acoustic insulation, as well as […]

Developed by composite engineers and material scientists with attention to detail and rigorous mechanical testing. Sunstrand products and processes have been designed to deliver consistent, high quality fibers that are compatible with typical composite manufacturing processes.

Products

Sunstrand fibers are compatible with thermoset and thermoplastic sheet and bulk molding compounds, as well as infusion processes. Our goal is to provide products that are drop-in replacements for glass fibers.

Services

Sunstrand is dedicated to providing tailored solutions for our customers. Contact us to work on a product that fits your needs.

Materials Characterization

These are just a few of the many industry segments that can utilize natural fibers.