Manufacturers of bioplastics can resolve the problem of dosing natural fibers by using hemp pellets, according to a new Germany-based project led by the nova Institut.
The nova Institut’s Michael Carus said the project was set up because natural fibers cannot be easily fed and dosed in the plastic process, as they stick together. The partners decided on hemp as a material because only flax and hemp are grown as fiber crops in the EU.
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Tags: hemp fibers, pelletization, granulate, natural fiber reinforcement, plastic pellets, sustainable
Plastics News, 2012-10-23.
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