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Hemp

Description

General

Bast fiber. Hemp is a yellow-brown fibre and resembles flax in appearance, but is coarser and harsher. It is strong, lightweight and has very little elongation.

Properties

Chemical properties

Minimum value Maximum value Unit Sources
%
8 30 % Idemat 2003

Electrical properties

Minimum value Maximum value Unit Sources
kV/mm
%
V
Ohm.mm²/m

Manufacturing Properties

Minimum value Maximum value Unit Sources

Mechanical properties

Minimum value Maximum value Unit Sources
MPa
MPa
MPa
1.48 1.49 kg/m³ Idemat 2003
1 6 % Idemat 2003
MPa
J/cm
MPa
690 696 MPa Idemat 2003
MPa
MPa
88000 90000 MPa Idemat 2003

Optical properties

Minimum value Maximum value Unit Sources

Thermal properties

Minimum value Maximum value Unit Sources
°C
°C
°C
J/kg.K
0.05 0.05 W/m.K Idemat 2003
e-6/K

Environment

mPt
Pt
mELU
MJ/MJ
MJ
kg
kg
Idemat 2003, Design for Sustainability, Delft University of Technology

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