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Growing hemp processing plant moves to Irish Hill

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – A Louisville-based hemp processing plant has relocated its headquarters to the Irish Hill neighborhood.

By |May 24th, 2017|In the News|Comments Off on Growing hemp processing plant moves to Irish Hill

Sunstrand moves HQs to larger facility to increase production

LOUISVILLE, KY – Sunstrand has moved its Kentucky headquarters to a much larger space to accommodate its growing product demand.

Sunstrand opened operations in 2014 in a 6,000-square-foot plant in the town of Fern Creek, 20 miles south of Louisville, shortly after Kentucky moved to legalize industrial hemp that year.

Riddle, who also serves as president of […]

By |March 31st, 2017|press releases|Comments Off on Sunstrand moves HQs to larger facility to increase production

Canola Feasibility Study, Fiber Processing Facility Expansion Among Seventeen Agricultural Investments Approved

More than $1.5 million invested in Kentucky Agricultural Development Funds
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 17, 2017) –The Kentucky Agricultural Development Board approved $1,599,412 for 17 agricultural diversification and rural development projects and programs across the Commonwealth at its monthly board meeting.
Hemp Support
Kentucky Hemp Research Foundation Inc. was approved for $2,000 in Floyd County funds. The funds will be used […]

By |February 22nd, 2017|press releases|Comments Off on Canola Feasibility Study, Fiber Processing Facility Expansion Among Seventeen Agricultural Investments Approved

Local 7th-grader uses Sunstrand material in science project

LOUISVILLE, KY – America’s preeminent supplier of natural fibers reinforcements and fillers is playing a key part in a local student’s Science Fair project this weekend.

Louisville-based Sunstrand donated four pounds of Kentucky-grown hemp, cut into half-inch fibers, to 13-year-old Gus Dillon.

Dillon, a seventh-grader at St. Francis of Assissi School in Louisville, is investigating hemp as […]

By |February 3rd, 2017|press releases|Comments Off on Local 7th-grader uses Sunstrand material in science project

Sunstrand founder to speak at CAMX conference

LOUISVILLE, KY – Sunstrand founder and CEO Trey Riddle will give two presentations at next month’s CAMX conference in Anaheim, Calif.

The conference runs from Sept. 26-29 at the Anaheim Convention Center. It aims to connect thousands of people from all aspects of the world’s composites and advanced materials communities. Industry leaders and newbies alike can […]

By |August 16th, 2016|press releases|Comments Off on Sunstrand founder to speak at CAMX conference

UK Industrial Hemp Research Field Day is Aug. 11

LEXINGTON, Ky., (Aug. 8, 2016) — The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment will host an industrial hemp field day Aug. 11 at UK’s Spindletop Research Farm in Lexington.

The field day begins at 8 a.m. with donuts and coffee provided by Sunstrand. At 9 a.m., UK’s industrial hemp research team will introduce themselves […]

By |August 9th, 2016|In the News|Comments Off on UK Industrial Hemp Research Field Day is Aug. 11

Kentucky-based processing company uses hemp to replace plastic and glass fibers

Can you imagine a kayak made of Kentucky hemp? How about your favorite coffee mug, or flowerpot? Better yet, your car? Thanks to a Louisville startup and its research and development through the Kentucky Hemp Pilot Program, it may not be long before that’s the case! 

 Kentucky-based hemp processor, Sunstrand, is turning Kentucky’s hemp crop into […]

By |July 27th, 2016|In the News|Comments Off on Kentucky-based processing company uses hemp to replace plastic and glass fibers

Sunstrand Founder, KYHIA President To Speak At Hemp Conference

LOUISVILLE, KY  – Newly-named KYHIA President Trey Riddle will be one of the featured speakers at the Science of Industrial Hemp Conference this summer.

The two-day event takes place at the Embassy Suites in downtown Denver on July 28-29.

Riddle founded biomaterials provider Sunstrand in his native Kentucky in 2014, shortly after the state moved to legalize […]

By |June 20th, 2016|press releases|Comments Off on Sunstrand Founder, KYHIA President To Speak At Hemp Conference

Hemp could be a weed worth cultivating

JUNE 20, 2016 – Indiana has tried for decades to eradicate a cousin of the marijuana plant.

But that long-time attempt has now come at a cost, as industrial hemp has the potential to become a new cash crop for farmers.

The Hoosier state’s reluctance to reconsider its attitude toward ditch weed also has it losing out […]

By |June 20th, 2016|In the News|Comments Off on Hemp could be a weed worth cultivating

Sunstrand Awarded $150,000 Research Grant

LOUISVILLE, KY — Sunstrand Co., a Kentucky-based biomaterials processor, has been awarded a $150,000 research grant to help further the 2-year-old company’s development of natural fibers products.

In particular, Sunstrand is evaluating a novel line of natural fiber mats for acoustic and thermal applications. The grant, from the National Science Foundation, is aimed at helping companies […]

By |June 8th, 2016|press releases|Comments Off on Sunstrand Awarded $150,000 Research Grant