16. January 2007 Daniel Kruse

The 4th International Conference of the „European Industrial Hemp Association (EIHA)“ revealed a globally increasing interest in hemp raw materials due to worldwide raw material shortages. Hemp fibre reinforced plastics at the Olympic Games 2008 in China.
On 21 and 22 November 2006, 90 hemp experts from 23 countries and five continents met in Hürth in the Rhineland (Germany) to exchange views on the current status quo and future trends of the global hemp industry. Special highlights of the conference: The manifold industrial applications of hemp in China as well as the interest of the wood material industry in hemp as alternative raw material for board materials.