Core, also known as shive, shiv, or hurd, is the inner part of a bast fiber plant. This wood-like material is broken into pieces during processing and separated from the fibers. Once processed, this material can be used as animal bedding, composite additives, absorbents, and much more!

Core Material

hemp hurd 5 mm

Hemp Hurd

5 mm
kenaf hurd

Kenaf Hurd

0.3 mm
Flax Hurd

Flax Hurd

5 mm

Benefits of Sunstrand Core Material


Hurd absorbent graphic


Natural Core Environmental Impact Image


Thermal graphic


Acoustic properties

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