Researchers at nova-Institute, an organization which supplies biomaterial based information, have updated its 57-page study entitled ‘Carbon Footprint and Sustainability of Different Natural Fibers for Biocomposites and Insulation Material’.

The study was initially conducted in 2018 and the update was published in March 2019 with new new findings and processes covering the hemp supply in Europe and kenaf supply in Bangladesh.

Natural fibers such as flax, hemp, jute or kenaf are used in large quantities in the automotive industry to reinforce plastics, the organization said. The carbon footprint of natural fibers such as flax, hemp, jute or kenaf is much lower than their counterparts glass and mineral fibers.

The report can be downloaded here.

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