Car companies are starting to use hemp in cars such as Volkswagen, BMW, Audi, Ford, Honda, Mitsubishi, and more. Hemp plastic can be made into an interior of a car door or automobile glove box.
How it’s Made:
To help produce cellulose nano crystals from hemp, the raw pulp of cellulose is added to a weak solution then the nano cellulose is produced. A pseudo plastic is produced from the nano cellulose.(1)
Hemp bioplastics are lightweight, eco-friendly and is a very ideal replacement for petrochemical plastics. By locking in carbon, hemp plastics can also lessen the greenhouse effect.(2)
Hemp plastic products cannot compete with the traditional plastics in price mainly because it is limited use due to the legislative restrictions.(3)
Hemp base plastic was manufactured by Henry Ford in 1941. The body of Ford’s automobile is made from hemp-based plastic and is known to be lighter and durable.(4)
Looking to the Future:
Hemp plastic can make a big impact in our planet because it is sustainable and cheap. Technology are opening doors to an eco-friendly alternative to polymer and not reliant on petroleum but on hemp which is a great source of cellulose.(5)