Take a ride to JEC with powerRibs enabled BioMobile

20.03.2013

BioMobile is a prototype energy-efficient vehicle intended for entry in international competitions, such as the Shell Eco-Marathon, in which the aim is to cover the maximum number of kilometres with one litre of fuel.
This year’s BioMobile is built with a brand new body frame concept made of bio-composites. The upper part is laminated with abaca fibres for the aesthetical aspect, whereas the lower part, whose shape is more complex, is made of Greenlite® and reinforced with ampliTex® power ribs from Bcomp Ltd.

The new BioMobile is a beautiful project to show the efficiency of the power ribs technology. This ultra-sustainable vehicle will be presented during JEC 2013 in Paris. Its body was made entirely with natural fibres and reinforced with ampliTex® power ribs. The car frame was built with full flax tubes rolled with our ampliTex® UD non crimp.
 
Another application of the power ribs technology – a full flax bicycle mud guard - can be admired at our partner’s booth Y4 (Gerster Techtex).
 
And last but not least we would like to announce you the launch of the ampliTex® light range. The ampliTex® light products are made with a new low-twist yarn for a maximum performance. Our team will be happy to present you these strong and dampening fabrics personally at the JEC 2013.