In 2016, the cultivation area of industrial hemp in Europe covered more than 33,000 hectares, three times as much as in 2011, according to the HempFlax Group. Hemp areas have grown along with the demand for fibres and seeds.
Hemp fibres are among the world’s strongest and most sustainable natural fibres. They are mainly used in biocomposites for the automotive industry, as insulation material and for lightweight paper.
Almost all European automobile companies already use hemp fibres to reinforce interior automotive parts. Leading hemp processors from the Netherlands, France and Romania have presented 12 reasons to consider using European hemp fibres for automotive applications.
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