The company was founded in June 2013 to allow industrial hemp to become a reality that can be useful for the agricultural, industrial and craft economy in Southern Italy. The company is the first plant for the primary processing of hemp straw (Cannabis sativa L.) in the south. It was borne out of the understanding that someone had to have the courage to make a first processing facility to create an alternative to the current agricultural and industrial economy, starting afresh with agriculture and in particular with an organic, valuable crop such as Hemp.
Our goal is to revive the agricultural and industrial chain of hemp on the Italian territory and in particular in the south, thus creating a great opportunity for young farmers and entrepreneurs who, instead of having to leave the wonderful regions of Southern Italy in search of work, can achieve something concrete and innovative in their own land.
Hemp is a noble plant, it has an erect stem, that can reach up to 5-6 meters in height, depending on the variety and the environment. Its seeds are rich in oil with high nutritional value, while the flowers contain several important phyto-relevant drug compounds.
The section of the stem can vary in size from a few millimeters to a few centimeters and is made from a robust external fiber and an inner very light, white woody part called shive.
Here begins the work of South Hemp Tecno. Thanks to a close cooperation with the local territories South Hemp Techno promoted the development of an agricultural sector in Central and Southern Italy, based on principles of ecological sustainability, cooperation and respect for farmers and the environment.
Hemp is the future, all we need to do is sow it....
Through primary transformation South Hemp Tecno separates hemp straw into fibers and shives, environmentally sustainable materials with remarkable properties useful for both industry and crafts. Up to now hemp has been used in the following sectors: construction, textile, food, plastics, energy, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, paper, automotive / aerospace, design, animal husbandry and agriculture.
We are happy and proud to support any research project and enterprise related to the hemp world with the knowledge that it is a common good and it should remain such. We seek to promote the connection between different areas of the hemp sector, making it accessible to everyone in a circular economy that can benefit the community and not just the individual.