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Greening EV Automobiles with Hemp!

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.




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