Thermo-Insulation Properties Of Hemp-Based Products

V. Lekavicius 1 , P. Shipkovs 1 , S. Ivanovs 2  and A. Rucins 2
  • 1 Institute of Physical Energetics, 21 Aizkraukles Str., Riga, LV-1006, LATVIA
  • 2 Agency of Latvia University of Agriculture Research Institute of Agricultural Machinery, 1 Instituta Str., Ulbroka, Stopinu nov., LV-2130, LATVIA

Abstract

As known, many multi-purpose plants can be used in different industries. This research is focused on the possibilities to utilize hemp as feedstock for thermal insulation products. The most advantageous features of hemp insulation are associated with health and environmental safety. The thermal conductivity of commercially available hemp insulation products is comparable with that of other fibrous insulation materials; however, it is possible to develop new products that could be more efficient in terms of cost and due to other important features.

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