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Green insulation: hemp fibers

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Abstract

Indian hemp (Cannabis indica) is known for its psychotropic values and it is banned in most countries. However, industrial hemp (Cannabis sativa) is known for its tough fibers. Several manufactures in Europe including, small niche players, have been marketing hemp insulation products for several years. Hemp is a low environmental impact material. Neither herbicide nor pesticide is used during the growth of hemp. The fibers are extracted in a waste-free and chemical-free mechanical process. Hemp can consume CO2 during its growth. In addition, hemp fiber can be disposed of harmlessly by composting or incineration at the end of its life. Hemp fibers are processed and treated only minimally to resist rot and fungal activity. There is little health risk when producing and installing the insulation, thanks to the absence of toxic additive. Its thermal resistance is comparable to mineral wool. But the development and marketing of hemp fibers may be restricted in North America.
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Publication Date:
Sep 15, 2011
Product Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Solplan Review; Journal Volume: 160
Subject:
25 ENERGY STORAGE; THERMAL INSULATION; MATERIALS; ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS
OSTI ID:
21524361
Country of Origin:
Canada
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: ISSN 0828-6574; SREVEW; TRN: CA1200176
Submitting Site:
CANM
Size:
page(s) 13
Announcement Date:
Feb 14, 2012

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Citation Formats

Anon,. Green insulation: hemp fibers. Canada: N. p., 2011. Web.
Anon,. Green insulation: hemp fibers. Canada.
Anon,. 2011. "Green insulation: hemp fibers." Canada.
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title = {Green insulation: hemp fibers}
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abstractNote = {Indian hemp (Cannabis indica) is known for its psychotropic values and it is banned in most countries. However, industrial hemp (Cannabis sativa) is known for its tough fibers. Several manufactures in Europe including, small niche players, have been marketing hemp insulation products for several years. Hemp is a low environmental impact material. Neither herbicide nor pesticide is used during the growth of hemp. The fibers are extracted in a waste-free and chemical-free mechanical process. Hemp can consume CO2 during its growth. In addition, hemp fiber can be disposed of harmlessly by composting or incineration at the end of its life. Hemp fibers are processed and treated only minimally to resist rot and fungal activity. There is little health risk when producing and installing the insulation, thanks to the absence of toxic additive. Its thermal resistance is comparable to mineral wool. But the development and marketing of hemp fibers may be restricted in North America.}
journal = {Solplan Review}
volume = {160}
place = {Canada}
year = {2011}
month = {Sep}
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