Among the known varieties of hemp, only those possessing high luster, high tensile strength and fineness are grown on a commercial basis. Hemp resembles flax and is often mistaken for linen. The fiber cannot be bleached easily without causing damage to the fiber.
Properties of Hemp
The following properties of the fiber make it useful in the home furnishing and other industries. Some of them are:
- Harsh and Stiff
Hemps is widely used in the home furnishing industry for manufacturing rugs and carpets. It is also used for housing purpose and food.