HEMP PRODUCT: Fiberboard
SUB MARKETS: Construction, Building Materials, Automotive, Furniture
Day twelve of our 31 Days of Hemp campaign highlights a commonly used building material: hemp fiberboard. Compressed hemp hurds and bast fibers offer a greener, more sustainable alternative to traditional wood chip “medium-density fiberboard” or MDF. Long and short hemp fibers can be used to create a particle board that is lighter, ~2x as strong, and ~3x as elastic as wood MDF. When combined with phenolic resin, the composite material is [even more] fire and water resistant.
More great benefits of hemp fiberboard include:
- Fungus / mold resistant
- Insect / pest resistant
- Strong and durable
- Moisture resistant
- Light weight
- Thermal barrier
- Good sound insulator
- Carbon sink / negative
- Little / no modification of manufacturing equipment
- Stronger and more elastic than wood chip fiberboard
VENDORS / MANUFACTURERS
- Hemp Technologies (US/Global)
- Jianghyin Yanli (China)
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