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Physical and mechanical properties of hemp fibres - a research study

Updated : October 2020

Stakeholders

  • Entrepreneurs
  • Production professionals
  • Researchers or innovators
  • Sourcing professionals
  • Textile and fashion designers
  • Textile fiber cultivation professional
  • Textile industry sustainability professionals

This study evaluates various physical and mechanical properties of hemp fibres through different experimental analysis. The objective is to enable textile industry professionals to compare with synthetic fibres and make sustainable decisions for use as reinforcement in composite materials.

It involved selection of a nonwoven randomly oriented short hemp fibre mat from a UK firm and studying its properties such as equilibrium moisture content, surface energy, thermal characterisation, tensile properties and interfacial shear strength using suitable methods.

Results showed that hemp had superior properties, showing the potential to be used as reinforcement in composite materials, however, efficiency challenges exist owing to their relatively high moisture content, variability in fibre properties and relatively poor fibre/matrix interfacial strength.


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Topics

Tensile strength of hemp fibres

Mechanical properties of hemp fibres

Hemp fibres as reinforcement in composite materials

Moisture content of hemp fibres

Interfacial strength of hemp fibres

Thermal characterisation of hemp

Surface energy analysis of hemp

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Geography
| United Kingdom
Year

2013

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