Hemp (Cannabis sativa L.) is a multiuse, multifunctional crop that can provide valuable raw material to a large number of no-food industrial applications. The environmentally friendly cultivation and the sustainability of its products are the main drivers for a future expansion of the hemp crop. In this chapter we will tackle the main technical issues encountered along the hemp production chains, from cultivation to fibre processing, for its utilization in textile (longitudinal) and non textile (disordered) applications.
|Title of host publication||Industrial Applications of Natural Fibres: Structure, Properties and Technical Applications|
|Number of pages||26|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|