Hemp panels

Jory Swart

Hemp is a fast-growing crop that is grown in the Netherlands and processed into various raw materials and that has many applications. It has a very high yield of usable raw materials per hectare. In addition to the fact that one hectare of hemp absorbs more CO₂ than one hectare of forest, it also enriches the soil on which it grows. These hemp panels are completely handmade with great care. After use, the panels are completely biodegradable.

Hemp fibers are the strongest natural fibers

Made of

  • Hemp fibers 
  • Natural binder

Production process

  • The growth and processing of hemp fibers takes about six months.
  • Felt is made from the hemp fibers, which are then pressed with a natural binding agent.
  • The processing of fibers into panels takes two weeks and takes place in Zaandam. 
  • This is done manually and virtually no electricity is used in the process.


These panels may be applicable for interior use, like walls or ceilings where it does not have to have a constructional function.

Environmental Impact

  • In a period of three and half months, the hemp plant can reach a length of three to four meters, about 100 plants can grow per m2. 
  • One hectare of industrial hemp can absorb 22 tons of CO₂ per hectare. That is more than one hectare of forest can absorb.
  • Only biodegradable materials are used in the process, making the product completely biodegradable.
  • Hemp also enriches the soil on which it grows.

Good to know

Hemp panels are fairly sturdy and light, it also has an insulating effect

growth opportunities

At the moment, the material is quite sensitive to moisture. In humid situations it can lose its stiffness.