2. Building Materials
Hemp can be used to produce fiberboard that is stronger and lighter than wood, while the silica leached from the soil by the plant when combined with unslaked lime forms a chemical bond similar to cement which is fire and waterproof.
3. Plastic Substitutes
Hemp can be used to produce strong, durable and environmentally-friendly plastic substitutes. Thousands of products made from petroleum-based plastics can be produced from hemp-based composites.