Modern Uses of Industrial Hemp: Hemp Hurd

Building Materials

Hemps applications in the building industry range from a strong, light and durable cement, when mixed with lime, to environmentally friendly insulation, to an input for fibreboard.

  • Hempcrete
  • Insulation
  • Fibreboard

Industrial Products

Due to its high absorbency rate and quick decomposition, hemp has several applications as an industrial product.

  • Animal Bedding
  • Mulch
  • Boiler Fuel
  • Chemical Absorbent


Hemporium has pioneered hemp building in South Africa, starting with “The House that Hemp Built” in Noordhoek Cape Town in 2011.

This house is a showcase for hemp products and includes hempcrete walls, hemp chipboard, hemp insulation, hemp carpets, curtains, couches and more.

We have since been involved in 4 more buildings, including a Soup Kitchen in Khayelitsha.

Hempcrete is the “better than zero carbon” building system. For more information please visit the “USES” section or click HERE for an article on the original house.

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