Hemp-Straw Composites: Thermal and Hygric Performances

Abstract : The European ISOBIO project aims to develop new bio-based building insulating materials which contribute to reduce environmental impacts of buildings. The developed materials shall have low embodied energy and low carbon footprint and shall contribute to reduce energy needs of buildings and to ensure high hygrothermal comfort of users. This study investigates the valuation of agro resources as bio-based aggregates and as binding material to produce wholly bio-based composites. The developed composites are made of hemp shiv glued with wheat straw. After a feasibility study which investigates several ways to use wheat straw as a gluing material and several hemp to wheat straw ratio, three hemp-straw composites are selected. Specimens are produced to characterize thermal and hygric properties of developed composites. They show interesting thermal and hygric properties as they have low thermal conductivity (0.071 to 0.076 W/(m.K)) and they are excellent hygric regulators (MBV andgt; 2 W/(m2.%RH)). © 2017 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.
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F. Collet, S. Prétot, C. Lanos. Hemp-Straw Composites: Thermal and Hygric Performances. 2015 International Conference on Materials and Energy, ICOME 2015 and the 2016 International Conference on Materials and Energy, ICOME 2016, May 2016, La Rochelle, France. pp.294-300, ⟨10.1016/j.egypro.2017.11.211⟩. ⟨hal-01696641⟩

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