Mission: Sunstrand is dedicated to furthering the usage of sustainable materials in new and innovative applications. We are the preeminent supplier of natural fibers reinforcements and fillers for the plastic and polymer composite industries. Our proprietary production processes ensure product consistency and our cutting edge surface functionalization chemistries yield fibers that are compatible with most major resin and manufacturing techniques.

Press Releases

Sunstrand to roll out new products at Greenbuild Expo

LOUISVILLE, KY – Sunstrand is excited to introduce two of its newest eco-friendly products at next week’s Greenbuild International Conference and Expo. Sunstrand founder Trey Riddle said his three-year-old company officially will roll out its CoreBoard and Natural Fiber Insulation at the event in Boston, his company’s first appearance at the annual event. “CoreBoard is […]

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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.

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Sunstrand moves HQs to larger facility to increase production

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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KYHIA Names Sunstrand Founder Trey Riddle New President

LOUISVILLE, KY — Sunstrand CEO Dr. Trey Riddle has been elected president of the Kentucky Hemp Industries Association. Riddle’s Sunstrand, a 2-year-old company providing biomaterials and processing services, specializes in converting hemp and similar agricultural feedstocks into fibers and fillers that are compatible with plastics and other applications. Prior to starting Sunstrand in Louisville, Ky., […]

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Sunstrand is operating the only commercial hemp decortication facility in the US

Sunstrand is operating the only commercial hemp decortication facility in the US. Our pilot line has a 6M pound a year capacity and is designed to get this industry off the ground. We produced the first industrial scale bale of hemp fiber in over 60 years.

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