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Natural fibre reinforced satellite panel

Together with the European Space Agency (ESA), Bcomp Ltd has developed the first natural fibre reinforced satellite panel. The aim to make space exploration cleaner and safer, thanks to the unique versatility of Bcomp’s award-winning sustainable lightweighting technologies. The panel is a JEC Innovation Awards 2020 finalist in the Aerospace category.

Ritsumasyl record-breaking bio-composite bridge

Near Ritsumasyl in the Friesland province of the Netherlands, a record-breaking bio-composite bridge has been inaugurated early 2020. It is the first of its kind, part of the public road network and 66 metres long, 4 metres wide, and created to carry primarily cyclists but also the occasional car safely across the Van Harinxma channel. […]

ampliTex™ at the London Design Biennale

Joerg Boner creates unique lamp design with ampliTex™ for the Swiss Pavilion at the London Design Biennale 2016, where Switzerland wins the Jaguar Innovation Medal.

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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

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Aug 18, 2020

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 action.” – Andreas Seidl, Team Principal McLaren F1.   And the best about this, it is just the beginning: Read the full article on McLaren Racing's page