An audience at the 16th EIHA Hemp Conference, which took place in Germany in June, has voted for a hemp fiber reinforced plastic material as one of its hemp products of the year.

BioLite, a polypropylene (PP) reinforced with 30% hemp fibers benefits from the strength of the fibers, making it strong, light and durable, its manufacturer, Trifilon, says. The new material is suitable for lightweight automotive construction and consumer goods and was used in this instance to make a trolley case.

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