In 2016, the cultivation area of industrial hemp in Europe covered more than 33,000 ha, three times as much as in 2011. Hemp areas grow along with the demand for fibres and seeds. Hemp fibres are among the strongest and most sustainable natural fibres in the world. They are mainly used in biocomposites for the automotive industry, as insulation material and for light-weight paper. Almost all European automobile companies already use hemp fibres to reinforce interior automotive parts. Leading hemp processors from the Netherlands, France and Romania present twelve reasons why you should consider using European hemp fibres for automotive applications.
The main reasons are:
- The secure supply of hemp
- An attractive Price
- An multi-purpose crop
- An low environmental footprint
- An fibre with ISCC PLUS certification
Link to press release: News on hemp fibres for automotive applications