Hemp fiber products are meeting increased demand by manufacturers and consumers. Because hemp decortication is somewhat new in many regions, thresholds for basic properties are identified in this guide to assist targeting of appropriate use(s) or markets. While there is no one comprehensive set of quality-related properties to assist all hemp fiber sectors, basic thresholds for hemp hurd, bast fiber intended for airlay insulation, and hemp pulp destined for pulp and paper are described. As further test methods are identified by another ASTM D37.07 working group, they can be applied to the thresholds in this guide.
The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.