White Paper on Plastics and Industrial Hemp

ZILA Works has published a new white paper describing the problems with plastics manufacturing and the need for bio-based alternatives, like the ZILA Works bio-epoxy resin made from industrial hemp.  

You can find the paper here: White Paper on Industrial Hemp

You can also find a summary of the paper here: 


Over 90% of plastics are derived from virgin fossil feedstocks, which is equivalent to ~6% of global oil consumption. In addition, epoxy resins, a type of thermosetting plastic, are typically created using bisphenol A (BPA), an endocrine disrupting chemical. An EPA SBIR Phase I grant funded the formulation of an innovative bio-epoxy […] Read more

EPA Awards $100,000 Small Business Innovation Research funds to ZILA Works of Renton, Washington

Contact Information:
Suzanne Skadowski (skadowski.suzanne@epa.gov)

SEATTLE – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced $1.6 million in funding for ZILA Works, in Renton, Washington, and 14 other small businesses across the United States to develop technologies that will help protect human health and the environment by detecting chemicals in the air, ensuring cleaner water, and creating greener materials.

“EPA’s Small Business Innovation Research program is awarding funding to these small businesses because they have demonstrated the potential to create technologies that will improve our environment and our economy,” said Administrator Pruitt. “These technologies are focused on creating cutting-edge products that can help solve today’s complex […] Read more