Aiden 11 Questions 0 Answers 0 Best Answers 0 Points View Profile 0 Aiden Asked: February 10, 20202020-02-10T13:21:20-05:00 2020-02-10T13:21:20-05:00In: Hemp Industry Why is hemp plastic so expensive,and why? 0 Why is hemp plastic so expensive,and why? hemp productplastic Share Facebook 5 Answers Voted Oldest Recent acevedobenitez 0 Questions 182 Answers 0 Best Answers 367 Points View Profile acevedobenitez 2020-08-06T06:02:06-04:00Added an answer on August 6, 2020 at 6:02 am Hemp plastic is expensive because there is not a “need” for it right now. When you can make traditional plastic for pennies, why would you spend over $2 to make the same thing with hemp? There is not an urgency to make all things plastic with hemp right now. But over time, if the market changes, hemp can be the same price as traditional plastic. 1 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp MarcLouis 0 Questions 187 Answers 0 Best Answers 377 Points View Profile MarcLouis 2020-08-02T22:50:34-04:00Added an answer on August 2, 2020 at 10:50 pm Hemp plastic is expensive at $2.35 per lbs, far more than you traditional plastics or other biodegradable plastics. Due to the prohibition of the drug industry, the infrastructure required to produce hemp plastic is laking, making it hard to come by the necessary equipment. The main cost is that you must convert fatty acid chains to mold plastic, this is easier with fossil fuels as they are produced naturally. To do this with hemp, you have to manufacture the moldable fatty acid chains, and this is an expensive process. 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Abe Melbourne, Australia 2 Questions 238 Answers 0 Best Answers 561 Points View Profile Abe 2020-07-28T20:16:56-04:00Added an answer on July 28, 2020 at 8:16 pm Its because hemp products, for the most part, remain costly luxury items! Indeed, the fact is that the U.S authorized hemp in 2018 after a couple of years in researching facilities for hemp growing, affirmed that decades of drug prohibition mean we still lack much of the infrastructure needed to grow and process hemp into the plastic. 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Jade 0 Questions 69 Answers 0 Best Answers 140 Points View Profile Jade 2020-07-26T18:09:29-04:00Added an answer on July 26, 2020 at 6:09 pm Well, it’s not actually all that expensive, but the hemp plastic competition for bioplastics comes from corn and soy. Both soy and corn get significant government subsidies so that they can make bioplastics at artificially low prices, so it’s difficult for hemp to compete. 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Hempmaster3000 0 Questions 214 Answers 0 Best Answers 462 Points View Profile Hempmaster3000 2020-05-08T10:28:42-04:00Added an answer on May 8, 2020 at 10:28 am Hemp plastic is currently about double the cost of what it cost to make other plastic materials. This is one of the obstacles for hemp plastic becoming mainstream and being brought to market. 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Leave an answerCancel replyYou must login to add an answer. Username or email* Password* Captcha* Remember Me! Forgot Password?