23. October 2003 Daniel Kruse

The world trends towards the industrial utilization of the renewable raw material based on natural polymers, including hemp and flax fibre and shives. Hemp-annual plant, produce in its life cycle enormous amounts of biomass, environmentally friendly. The biomass could be used for the production of textile and textile technical products as well as non-textile ones. The scope of hemp application is very large and includes production of textile products, textile technical products, production of pulp (cellulose) and paper, composite
materials, cosmetics, as well as food and pharmaceutical products.
authors: R. Kozlowski; J. Mankowski; M. Mackiewicz-Talarczyk, Institute of Natural Fibers (Poland)
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