Hemp Vs Steel – Which Is Actually Stronger?
Who says hemp is stronger than steel and why?
But of course, Henry Ford has a car made from 100% hemp, right!? And the correct answer is, no. Yes, Mr. Ford built a car and the “plastic body” contained less than 10% hemp cellulose fiber. Thus destroying a long held myth of a car made of 100% hemp. Popular Mechanics 1941, comments on Ford’s hemp car “the plastic is reported to withstand a blow 10 times as great as steel without denting.”
Even though Mr. Ford’s car wasn’t 100% hemp, this doesn’t mean hemp isn’t VERY strong. Our ancestors have been using hemp for thousands of years because of its strength. In recent times, car manufacturer Bruce Dietzen, the President of Renew Sports Cars, is picking up where Ford left off. His mission is to make a carbon negative car and believes hemp is superior to steel.
Alan Crosky of the School of Material Science and Engineering, in Australia, believes in hemp. He’s quoted in an ABC interview saying, “Hemp fibers have a higher strength to weight ratios than steel and can also be considerably cheaper to manufacture.”
Besides car parts, is hemp able to form into anything else that is WAY stronger than steel?
Science has recently discovered the first two-dimensional object called graphene . It is the lightest, strongest and hardest material. Harder than diamonds and 300 times stronger than steel. It conducts electricity better than copper, is transparent and bendable. Even more recent, David Mitlin’s team has patented a superior form of graphene from hemp.
Is hemp stronger than steel?
According to the above information, the short answer is yes. Henry Ford still could have his dream of, growing cars from the ground, realized. With more car manufacturers using hemp, we very well could see a car made 100% from hemp.
It may not be the hottest subject of debate ever, but have you ever wondered whether hemp could be stronger than steel?
What Is Strength & Why Is Hemp Stronger Than Steel?
Why Is Hemp Stronger Than Steel?
Dec 2, 2016 · 2 min read
Written by: Joe Powers — Publisher at HempWriter.com
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In PART TWO we discovered Why Hemp Is The Most Powerful Plant In Know Existence.
What does it mean to be strong?
There are two ways to measure strength.
- Crack & Break like a dry tree branch.
- Bend & Mend like a metal spring in a pen.
Imagine a dry tree branch in both hands.
It’s pretty stiff & doesn’t bend.
Nothing really happens until you apply a lot of pressure.
When you put a lot of pressure on the branch, it doesn’t bend.
It cracks & breaks!
Next. Imagine squishing a spring between two fingers.
It bends & mends back to its original position with ease.
Even w h en you put a LOT of pressure on it, it is rather hard to make a spring crack and break.
Just like it is hard for a dry tree branch to bend & mend back to its original position.
The two measurements of strength are; crack & break and bend & mend.
With these two measurements of strength, we are easily able to understand why hemp is stronger than steel.
- Hemp can hold almost twice the weight as steel before it cracks and breaks. And.
- Hemp can bend and mend almost six times better than steel.
Now we understand Why Hemp Is Stronger Than Steel.
Lets move onto part four where we look at how hemp softer than silk.
With hemp, everyone gets to win.
Earth, humans, society & humanity win with hemp. Every time.
Move on to PART FOUR as we continue to explore Why Hemp Is Softer Than Silk.
Read Part Two Before Continuing: Why Hemp Is The Most Powerful Plant In Known Existence — Top 4 Superior Uses With these two measurements of strength, we are easily able to understand why hemp is…