Updated: Feb 23, 2022
About 400-pounds of plastic are used in an average EV vehicle today. Why choose hemp biocomposites or bioplastics for automotive applications?
Hemp plastics have many advantages over traditional glass-filled plastics. For example, hemp-filled polypropylene (PP) can significantly reduce CO2 emissions. Our materials have a nice density difference as well, offering a significant mass reduction of over 10% in most applications depending on glass content.
Other benefits of our hemp bioplastics and biocomposites for the automotive industry include:
Unique mold in color opportunities for visible components. Our hemp plastic has a beautiful earthy, stone-like appearance that promotes environmental awareness.
Comparative sound deadening compared to traditional filled resins
Potential improvement in processing in injection molding with lower temperatures and less cycle time
Bioplastics are already familiar materials to the major OEMs
Areas of Opportunity in the Automotive Sector
In the automotive sector, our hemp plastics are suited for mold-in color parts and visual components like interior trim, exterior cladding and rocker panels. They are also a viable alternative to glass-filled PP in non-visible/non-class A components, including facia reinforcement and sound baffling panels for doors.
emp biocomposites and bioplastics are an attractive, readily-available and more sustainable alternative to traditional plastics for the automotive industry. Our customers can achieve a 25% to 100% reduction in plastic use by switching to our greener polymers. Hemp is a renewable resource that is actually carbon negative, consuming far more greenhouse gasses than are emitted in its production.
Contact us at Info@HempPlastic.com to learn more about how our bioplastics can be used to make the automotive industry more sustainable.