21. July 2009 Daniel Kruse

European hemp fibre has a large number of uses in industrial applications, among them speciality pulp and paper, automotive parts, other natural fibre composites, insulation materials and consumer goods. Besides its outstanding material properties, its use benefits the environment and its production maintains high social standards. The European Industrial Hemp Association has published a leaflet introducing the qualities and applications of european hemp fibre to potential industrial and commercial customers.
The brochure shows many examples of hemp fibre based products which are already introduced and established on the market, and lists of processors of European Hemp Fibre.
The European Hemp industry is a young and modern industry with new and improved harvesting and fibre processing technologies. Importantly, Hemp does not compete with food production. Along with a high yield, Hemp produces fibres of the highest quality. Their mechanical properties are equal to the best natural fibres in the world. The processors guarantee high quality standards and a secure continuity of supply. As Hemp is an annual crop this quantity can be easily increased according to demand.
PDF download: 2009_Hemp_Fibres_for_Green_Products_EIHA.pdf