Canadian Industrial Hemp Corporation. (“CIHC” or “Company”), was established to convert agricultural waste into low cost, high performance replacement material for plastic and bentonite clay - both significant contributors to environmental pollution. The company has developed patent pending technology to introduce automated quality control to the decortication industry.
The business was founded in 2016 by Robert Ziner, CEO. The business currently employs a Business Development Professional, an engineering consultancy and an experienced European hemp fibre production facility manager. Company has developed key strategic partnerships with private and governmental organizations, as well as a strong advisory board. The company has raised funds from the government of Alberta. A federal program has advised of eligibility for a $US 8M repayable contribution towards the development of CIHC's first facility.
CIHC’s patent-pending technology integrates proven large-scale European hemp stalk processing (“decortication”) equipment with proven advanced manufacturing technologies to increase margins.
(All figures in $US)
HEMP FIBRE PRODUCTS AND MARKETS
Kitty Litter: Estimated $1.3B market. Ultra-low cost natural, high performance alternative to bentonite clay.
Bio-pellets for plastic: Estimated $7B market with applications in construction materials, automobile and aerospace industries. Compared to pure plastics, hemp is lighter, stronger, moldable, impact resistant and lower in cost.
Bio-fibers: Estimated $3.5B market with applications in textile (synthetic fibres), industrial, plastics, automobile and electronics industries. Compared with other fibers, hemp is lighter, stronger, fire resistant and lower in cost.
CIHC has been granted land by a town in Alberta, to locate a facility to convert 50,000 tonnes of agricultural waste into a low cost, scalable replacement for plastic.
In Canada last year 400,000 tonnes of hemp and flax stalk were disposed of. CIHC could convert 400k tonnes of wasted stalk into $400M.
CIHC plans to build 5 facilities in 5 years and become the leading supplier of large volumes of low cost, quality controlled hemp fibres to large commercial manufacturers in North America.
CIHC'S STRATEGIC PARTNERS
Leading supplier of large scale, automated hemp and flax stalk processing equipment
Large Canadian manufacturer of extruded plastic products
Leader in artificial intelligence and machine learning
Manufacturer of non-woven hemp composite products
FWS is recognized as Canada’s foremost Ag-Industrial project developer, having designed and constructed well over 200 significant storage/processing facilities.
COMPOSITES INNOVATION CENTRE
The Composites Innovation Centre Manitoba Inc. (CIC) is a not-for-profit corporation that supports and stimulates economic growth through innovative research, development and the application of composite materials and technologies for manufacturing industries.
THE CIHC TEAM
Over 77 years of combined management experience in agriculture, manufacturing and technology. Qualified experts in hemp fibre, research and development (R&D), industry 4.0 smart factory automation, and business development.
Founder & CEO
Over 30 years in the building materials distribution and secondary wood processing industries. Founded and operated a public company which acquired three companies and generated $240M a year in sales.
WADE CHUTE, TECHFIBRE INDUSTRIES
Lead Consulting Engineer
Over 25 years of proven engineering innovation and implementation capabilities. Spent 9 years in charge of hemp fibre technologies at Alberta Research Council.
Manager of operations
Experienced manager of large European hemp fibre production operation.
BOARD OF ADVISORS
CIHC's advisory council consists of leaders in agronomy, technology, automation, manufacturing, supply chain management, product development, management consulting, law, accounting, corporate finance and capital raising.
DR. DENIS RHO
Research Officer, NRC
Inventor of VIS-NIR scanning for fibre analysis
DR. JAN SLASKI
Top hemp genetics and application experts in North America;
DR. JIANBO LU
Bio-resource Engineer, Alberta Ministry of Agricultural and Forestry
Long-time researcher of hemp-based bio-composite formulation and production parameters.
Composites Innovation Centre
DR. SIMON POTTER
Chief Scientific Officer,
Hemp Genetics International
Director, Farm Operations at Manitoba Harvest Hemp Foods
Owner/Operator, Neveridle Farms, 3300 acre operation
GERRY AND BRETT DARICHUK
Principles, Alta Injection Moulding
Canadian Facility Capital Raise: $28M
CIHC's business plan was qualified by Agriinovates Canada, a federal program for an $8M repayable loan for the development of the Canadian facility.
The Business Development Bank of Canada verbally commited to supplying CIHC with $4.5M of debt financing.
Robert Ziner, the founder and 100% shareholder in CIHC, has committed $2.5M.
Friends, family and strategic investors have committed $2.9M
CIHC is currently in discussion with UHNW, institutional and strategic investors to raise $10M to fully capitalize CIHC
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