Plastics and composites that leverage hemp as an additive will see weight and cost reduction while maintaining strength. It’s only a matter of time before the companies that are reliant on glass and carbon fibers start to consider lightweight carbon negative additives and natural fibers as viable growth opportunities.
The world of mobility has begun to transition from a focus on electrification to a focus on lightweighting. This can be easily accomplished through advanced composites.
The companies who lead their industry in lightweighting have reduced their metal usage by integrating reinforced plastics everywhere they possibly can. The plastics used today are typically filled with toxic additives like glass fiber, talc, and calcium carbonate.
Over the next few years, plastics manufacturers will test hemp fillers, hemp reinforcements, and advanced polymers to determine what fits best into their supply chain and existing product lines.
The only way plastics companies can leverage bio-based raw materials is if they have a reliable supply chain that they can consistently embed into the products they’re already selling.
It doesn’t matter if it’s a car, boat, or plane part; can ensure their customers that they are getting compounded plastics that are stronger, lighter, and more sustainable than traditional raw materials.
Plastics That Use Hemp Materials As Additives Are Stronger, Lighter, Cheaper, And More Sustainable Than The Competition.
Hemp fibers can be used to enhance the plastics that are already being used across mobility-focused supply chains. Our hemp fibers allow plastics companies to create high performance composites at a lower cost than reinforced plastics that are already being used on the market today.
The Mobility Sector Needs Stronger, Lighter, Cheaper, And More Sustainable Plastics
Instead of focusing on removing petroleum-based plastics, we are focused on utilizing hemp-based materials as additives to enhance the plastics that companies are already using. By utilizing hemp additives, plastics companies are now creating biocomposites that have a competitive advantage to the plastics that are already being utilized in the mobility sector.
Utilizing hemp additives in plastic can help companies evangelize a new generation of eco-friendly consumers and employees. Here are just a few benefits mobility companies experience by utilizing hemp as an additive in their plastics supply chain.
Lightweight Vehicles Accelerate Faster, Go Further, Carry More Weight, And Get Higher MPG.
Any machine that moves with a motor has one main metric working against it: weight. Technologies like cars, boats, and planes are consistently fighting the laws of physics. This means that the lightweighting of vehicles has the ability to unlock performance enhancements that have previously thought to have been impossible.
Heartland’s industrial hemp supply chain is helping OEM’s and suppliers in the mobility sector revolutionize transportation by reducing the weight of the plastics that are already being used. Hemp materials have a lower bulk density, meaning that less material is needed to create the same amount of volume. This means manufacturers have the ability to reduce the weight of plastic parts within their vehicles instantly.
Plastics That Utilize Hemp As An Additive Are The Future of Materials That Make Markets Move.
Hemp fibers increase the durability, flexibility, and brittleness of plastic parts that are used across industry. With hemp, the mobility industry can increase the longevity of their products, while lightweighting their vehicles, reducing costs, and positively impacting the environment.