Day 10 of 31 Hemp Products: Plastic

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HEMP PRODUCT: Plastic

SUB MARKETS: Packaging, Automotive, Design, Building, Polymers

We’re expressing our love for Mother Earth on day ten of the 31 Days of Hemp campaign: hemp plastic. Often trapping more carbon during growth than releasing in production, hemp plastics are biodegradable and more sustainable than current petroleum-based methods. Hemp bio-plastic makes use of cellulose found in the stalk [bast] fibers and can even be mixed with traditional formulas for stronger composite plastic products. Standard compression and injection molding methods as well as new R&D advancements are making safer, alternative plastics feasible with a smaller ecological impact.

  • Recyclable
  • Renewable
  • Strong and durable
  • 5x stiffer than polypropylene (PP)
  • 2.5x stronger than polypropylene (PP)
  • Alternative cellophane for packaging
  • Can print with 3-D printer
  • Carbon-sink / negative
  • No DEHP leaching
  • Non-toxic
  • No BPA

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