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Racing the EGT Tesla and Building a Sustainable Racetrack

SPV Racing & Circuito do Sol – an exciting year, racing the EGT Tesla and building a sustainable racetrack in the south of Portugal

World-first sustainable alternative to carbon-fibre revealed for motorsport crash structures

YCOM and Bcomp announce the successful crash-test of a natural fibre Front Impact Absorbing Structure (FIAS) – the first of its kind.

Porsche uses sustainable alternative to carbon fibres for Nürburgring 24h race

Porsche Motorsport unveils the Cayman 718 GT4 CS MR with a full natural fibre bodykit right on time for the legendary Nürburgring 24h race.

McLaren Racing is pioneering sustainable lightweighting in F1

We are extremely proud and excited to collaborate with McLaren Racing on pioneering the use of #sustainablelightweighting in Formula 1.   “Not only does this solution provide equivalent performance to carbon fibre, it represents another step forward in our evolving sustainability programme, while underlining our commitment to helping F1 turn its ambitious sustainability strategy into […]

Kang – Sustainable Ski Poles Made to Perform and Last

Kang poles from Sweden win the 2020 ISPO Gold award with their newest Flax ski poles made from Bcomp’s ampliTex™ natural fibre fabrics.

Bcomp on regional TV La Télé

Regional TV channel La Télé visited us in our offices in Fribourg to film for an episode of their summer series “C’est l’été quand même”.

Volta Zero made with Bcomp’s ampliTex™ and powerRibs™

Volta Trucks is aiming to become the world’s most sustainable commercial vehicle manufacturer.

Melker of Sweden Kayaks

Melker kayaks – sustainable high performance outdoor equipment made with ampliTex™ technical fabrics.

ISO 9001:2015 Certified

We have successfully been certified according to DIN ISO 9001:2015.

Bcomp and Porsche customer racing team Four Motors

Bcomp is proud to announce its prolonged collaboration with German Porsche customer racing team Four Motors. The team is successfully racing with Bcomp’s ampliTex™ and powerRibs™ natural fibre technologies on their Porsche GT3 Cup and Porsche GT4 CS MR in the NLS series and the legendary 24h race at the Nürburgring.

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Oct 22, 2020

Racing the EGT Tesla and Building a Sustainable Racetrack

In the summer of 2018, the Electric GT Electric Production Car Series presented the very first Tesla Model S P100D race car to the public in Barcelona. The unique race car was built with a complete bodywork from Bcomp’s ampliTex™ and powerRibs™ flax fibre technologies, contributing to reducing the car’s weight by 500 kg compared to the production model.   Two years later, the Electric GT race series has been temporarily put on hold and its future is open. But what happened to the first EGT Tesla race car that was built?

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Oct 20, 2020

World-first sustainable alternative to carbon-fibre revealed for motorsport crash structures

Fribourg, Switzerland, 2020-10-20: YCOM and Bcomp have today announced the successful crash-test of a natural fibre Front Impact Absorbing Structure (FIAS) - the first of its kind. Designed by leading advanced technologies expert YCOM and using high performance ampliTex™ flax fibres from sustainable lightweighting specialist Bcomp, it proves that natural fibres can play an important role for structural- and safety critical parts.   Initial crash tests show excellent results and desired crash behaviour The test proves the concept and opens the door for structural applications of natural fibres in motorsports Benefits include lower CO2 footprint, viable end of life options, and no sharp debris

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Sep 29, 2020

Porsche uses sustainable alternative to carbon fibres for Nürburgring 24h race

With sustainability ever higher on the agenda, Porsche Motorsport launches Cayman 718 GT4 CS MR featuring a full natural fibre bodywork kit developed with Swiss firm Bcomp. The car premiered at the legendary Nürburgring 24h race on 26th-27th September and will be run by Porsche customer racing team Four Motors.   Thanks to the powerRibs™ technology, the natural fibre parts cannot only match the performance of traditional monolithic carbon fibres, but also offer additional key benefits: Sustainability: 75% lower CO2 footprint and viable end of life options Cost reduction: up to 30% lower material cost Safety: ductile crash behaviour without sharp shattering