World debut for the first sustainably certified natural fibre: European hemp fibre for automotive applications and insulation material receives ISCC PLUS certificate
European Industrial Hemp Association, Hürth, 30 June 2016
Natural fibres show significant environmental benefits in light weight biocomposites for automotive interiors and in construction. Up until now a sustainability certification for the natural fibre itself was not available. Now the requests from customers can be satisfied. In June 2016, hemp straw and fibres produced by the Dutch company HempFlax B.V. received the established ISCC PLUS certificate, the first natural fibre worldwide to achieve this.
In 2015, the European Industrial Hemp Association decided to motivate and support their members to certify the raw materials of the hemp crop to prove the sustainability of the hemp industry. As the first hemp producer, HANF FARM GmbH (Germany) received the ISCC PLUS certification for their hemp seeds, hemp leaves and flowers in January 2016.