hempbuzz United States (US) 291 Questions 5 Answers 0 Best Answers 43 Points View Profile 0 hempbuzz Asked: June 28, 20202020-06-28T13:02:03-04:00 2020-06-28T13:02:03-04:00In: Hemp Industry Can a bulletproof vest be made from hemp fiber? 0 Can a bulletproof vest be made from hemp fiber? bulletproofvest Share Facebook 12 Answers Voted Oldest Recent HempGuru United States (US) 0 Questions 126 Answers 0 Best Answers 280 Points View Profile HempGuru 2020-08-01T16:14:41-04:00Added an answer on August 1, 2020 at 4:14 pm Believe it or not, companies are making bulletproof vests from hemp. We all know that the hemp fiber is super strong, and it’s even known to be stronger than steel. So, I guess this doesn’t come as a surprise. They, of course, use other compounds to treat the hemp, so that it’s more comfortable and thicker. But overall, hemp bulletproof vests seem to be much lighter than the regular ones. So, they are great for army personnel, especially those on the battlefield carrying all their supplies. 2 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp acevedobenitez 0 Questions 182 Answers 0 Best Answers 375 Points View Profile acevedobenitez 2020-07-30T19:55:11-04:00Added an answer on July 30, 2020 at 7:55 pm Hemp is now being tested and developed as an alternative to Kevlar. Hemp is a lighter, more flexible, and more sustainable material. The current technology is coating the already remarkable hemp fibers in an enzyme solution to make them even stronger and softer. The only thing lift to do is bring the price down. At the moment, hemp vests are too new to the market to have costs low. But with time, popularity will grow, which will be better for the environment and wallets. 2 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Cleverclogs 0 Questions 204 Answers 0 Best Answers 421 Points View Profile Cleverclogs 2020-07-30T19:55:43-04:00Added an answer on July 30, 2020 at 7:55 pm Before answering this, if I told you hemp was just as strong as kevlar, steel, and fiberglass, this sets the scene quite nicely for the response to this question! Yes, you can make a bulletproof vest from hemp; in fact, it’s already been done by a company located in The Netherlands in Europe. 1 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp MarcLouis 0 Questions 187 Answers 0 Best Answers 372 Points View Profile MarcLouis 2020-07-30T19:54:47-04:00Added an answer on July 30, 2020 at 7:54 pm Can a bulletproof vest be made from hemp fibers? The answer is yes, not only is hemp known to be ten times stronger than steel, but it is also a lightweight material making ideal for a bulletproof vest. Bulletproof vests made from hemp have already been produced in the Netherlands, and we are seeing more companies leaning towards this material rather than Kevlar. 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Hempmaster3000 0 Questions 214 Answers 0 Best Answers 461 Points View Profile Hempmaster3000 2020-07-18T09:11:03-04:00Added an answer on July 18, 2020 at 9:11 am I would think I theory, yes, but I am having a hard time wrapping my head around a plant being bullet-resistant. Hemp has been proven to be durable than most other known products and resources, so there’s that. I mean, it should work – I just don’t want to have to be the first one to try it. 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Abe Melbourne, Australia 2 Questions 238 Answers 0 Best Answers 562 Points View Profile Abigail 2020-07-17T08:20:42-04:00Added an answer on July 17, 2020 at 8:20 am Get bulletproof warriors! The bulletproof hemp vest is one of the most expert and wise outcomes of hemp discovery, which is appreciated for the less weight of vest that police officers should wear during they chase and run missions! A regular bulletproof vest weighs about 31 pounds! 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Moogdummy 0 Questions 246 Answers 0 Best Answers 521 Points View Profile Moogdummy 2020-07-18T09:09:30-04:00Added an answer on July 18, 2020 at 9:09 am It’s possible to make one. A Redditor described making one out of a hempcrete-like substance, and that worked pretty well. He used bio-resin instead of lime as a binder. It seems it would be lighter than kevlar, but maybe not quite as resistant. 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp wordsmith 0 Questions 256 Answers 0 Best Answers 534 Points View Profile wordsmith 2020-07-18T09:09:00-04:00Added an answer on July 18, 2020 at 9:09 am Yes. Bulletproof vests can be made out of hemp fiber. A company in Amsterdam manufactured a bulletproof jacket made out of hemp that was even tested with 0.22, 9 millimeters, and 0.357 magnum bullets. The bulletproof jacket was rated at level II-A respectably. It is an advantage to use as a body armor because it is lighter than steel or Kevlar. 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp CrayM 0 Questions 311 Answers 0 Best Answers 655 Points View Profile CrayM 2020-07-13T15:30:51-04:00Added an answer on July 13, 2020 at 3:30 pm In a sense, yes. Kevlar isn’t bulletproof rather bullet-resistant since it is the outer layer of the vest. The actual bulletproof part is what lays within the vast plates of metal. So, hemp would be a great alternative to Kevlar since it is cheaper, stronger, and wicks moisture away better than many materials. 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp amanda.tolar Waynesburg, United States (US) 0 Questions 313 Answers 0 Best Answers 662 Points View Profile amanda.tolar 2020-07-11T13:06:50-04:00Added an answer on July 11, 2020 at 1:06 pm Yes! Although it’s still not super common to find such ballistics vests in the United States, foreign manufacturers have begun to dabble in this arena. If you ascribe to the “conspiracies” around the prohibition of hemp, you may find it interesting to know that Kevlar was developed and patented in the 60s by DuPont… 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Melody 0 Questions 189 Answers 0 Best Answers 391 Points View Profile Melody 2020-07-09T18:01:02-04:00Added an answer on July 9, 2020 at 6:01 pm Hemp composites are equally strong (and sometimes test as much stronger) than a regular Kevlar, glass, or composite bulletproof style vest. Resin is used along with the hemp, so the hemp vests are much more comfortable, lighter, and less expensive than the other kinds. 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp wavess 0 Questions 234 Answers 0 Best Answers 500 Points View Profile wavess 2020-07-13T15:31:13-04:00Replied to answer on July 13, 2020 at 3:31 pm Is it more expensive to make hemp bulletproof vests than other kinds of bulletproof vests? How expensive is it to make a hemp bulletproof vest? 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Leave an answerCancel replyYou must login to add an answer. Username or email* Password* Captcha* Remember Me! Forgot Password?