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A carding machine for hemp

A prototype carding machine has been developed that shows real possibilities of use on enzymically-retted hemp. Tests integrating all the stages of the transformation chain are being carried out . In particular, the role of the opening procedure before carding should be specified. The study of the improvements to be made to the carding machine should be pursued in order to reduce the breakage's during the operation. Nevertheless, the results obtained to date, working under difficult conditions, show real potential, and industrial development should follow.

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Comite Economique Agricole de la Production du Chanvre
20 Rue Paul Ligneul
72000 Le Mans
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