The BASF Hemp chair is made from a natural hemp fiber composite and Acrodur, BASF’s water-based acrylic resin. The material contains 72% natural fibers, 22% more than average composites. The resin is free of formaldehyde and other hazardous chemicals. This means that when the fiber composite is heated and pressed into a form, it releases steam and not volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and nauseous odors released by most commercial resins. As we see it, a switch from plastics to fiber composite could mean a reduction of depletable resources and VOCs in manufacturing.