Finally someone is making the milkweed market work for us. Once this becomes properly established, i expect plenty of additional applications. It may even replace feathers in bedding.
This was kapok during the Second world war and provided floatation then. I suspect it could do it again. But you can see the problem. This is all niche marketing and contract driven which discourages serious equipment investment. Too bad we could not blend it with cotton to provide a superior ?
I posted several years ago so this chap is not the only player out there. Let us hope someone gains traction. We could produce millions of acres of this stuff to produce the fiber, the seed and the milk sap. A great natural product out looking for the killer app just like bull rushes.
Milkweed touted as oil-spill super-sucker — with butterfly benefits