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Co-Created Product & Enterprise

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Co-Created Product & Enterprise

David Seber Industrial Hemp Bio
Mr Seber has been formally involved in the Industrial Hemp “movement” since 1992. He is originator and co-founder of C&S Specialty Builder’s Supply which evolved to Fibre Alternatives.
The main work of these companies was and is to develop and demonstrate Hemp based composite applications for building materials, and later, biofuels and chars( for agricultural supplements) .
Mr Seber has been associated or initiated the development of Hemp based building materials applications with many commercial building material manufacturers, and academic institutions including the Building Materials and Engineering Laboratory at Washington State University, Virgina Polytech Univ, Indiana Univ, and others. He co-authored the paper “Bast Fiber Applications for Composites” published by the Forest Products Society and presented at The 30th Annual World Particleboard/Composite Materials Symposium in Pullman, Wa 1996
Some of the hemp based applications that Mr Seber helped to develop and demonstrate through the production of lab prototypes include:
1. Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF) panels
2. Resin/fiber (“natural fiberglass) prototypes
3. Inorganic bonded insulation and aggregates (cements)
4. Hemp derived and non-formaldehyde binders
Mr Seber is the owner of Fibre Alternatives which is a hemp based composite development and bioenergy consulting service. He has recently created a poster entitled “21st Century Industrial Hemp Composite & Energy Applications with a companion CD including MR Seber’s testimony(3/26/09) at the Oregon State Senate that led to passage of OR SB676
Mr Seber recently completed development and negotiations with Forrest Paint Company of Eugene, Or for the production of Hemp Shield which is the first modern hemp oil based wood finish and deck sealer. Hemp Shield will begin a joint operation with Forrest Paint Company of production, distribution, fulfillment and marketing on a domestic and world wide basis in January of 2011. Hemp Shield products have now been successfully sold on the market for 11+ years

Specialties:Marketing, R&D, Consulting Industrial Hemp building materials


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Guest Lecturer

January 2012 – Present (2 years 6 months)Corvallis, Oregon Area

I am currently helping to create the first college level course WS266 on Industrial Hemp Material Science for Oregon State's Renewable Materials Science Department to be placed on their online campus (to be released winter term 2013). This is in addition to my ongoing work as President of the Hemp Shield CompanyLLC

Fibre Alternatives/Hemp Shield Company

September 1997 – Present (16 years 10 months)

Industrial Hemp Building Materials R&D and product development


Hemp Shield Company

2010 – 2015

Co-created Hemp Shield Wood Finish & Deck Sealer. Established national rep-distributor-dealer network. Established social media marketing channel. Helping to create first college level industrial hemp course W266 at Oregon State University online campus (to be released winter term 2013)


C&S Specialty Builder's Supply

September 1990 – December 1995 (5 years 4 months)Harrisburg, OR

Owner, pioneer R&D hemp building materials

Sales Manager

Conde's Redwood Lumber

March 1990 – August 1995 (5 years 6 months)Harrisburg, OR

Managed retail sales, delivery, key equipment acquisition and employee training for Lumberyard. Mr Seber increased gross sales from $50K to $250K during his employment.


Redwood Station

April 1982 – November 1987 (5 years 8 months)Ashland, OR

David Seber established and ran a redwood lumber yard, executing all vital functions including buying, hygrading, remilling and marketing all lumber products while physically running the lumberyard and office


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