Abstract The demand for renewable raw materials is increasing, and many new products processed from strong fibres such as hemp and flax appear all over the world. The industrial hemp (Cannabis sativa L.) is currently not grown in Lithuania. The possibilities of acclimatization of this plant in Lithuania, yielding potential, biometrical indices of five hemp cultivars (‘Beniko’, ‘Bialobrezskie’, ‘Epsilon 68’, ‘Felina 32’ and USO 31) were investigated at the Upytė Research Station of LIA in 2008–2009.
HempFlax in Oude Pekela (NL) focuses on the production and processing of sustainable resources, semi-finished and finished products made from ecologically grown fibre hemp and flax. By professionally improving the development and innovation of renewable natural fibre products, HempFlax stands at the outset of a sustainable industrial chain.