Meet & Greet us @ JEC Americas 2015 in Houston



We have achieved remarkable progress on our product portfolio during the last months. The new developments and our products will be presented at the JEC AMERICAS Composites Show and Techtextile North America which will be held in Houston, Texas. Visit our booth # 16 26 and book your meeting here.

We are exposing the following fruits of different collaborations:

The new generation of powerRibs™ make composite shell elements lighter and simultaneously cut costs. A joint project with the tooling specialist Georg Kaufmann Tools resulted in a novel thermoplastic molding technology for automotive interior parts, for which the powerRibs™ have been awarded the JEC Innovation Award 2015 in the category mass production. In the framework of our collaboration with the Swiss Space Center and the European Space Agency (ESA), the unique combination of high stiffness- and damping properties of powerRibs™ / carbon plates has further been demonstrated. ESA’s Technology Readiness Level 4 has been reached. In the meantime a first concept for the thermoset-based mass production of such structures has been developed.

Furthermore, our product vision of a fully recyclable and bio-based natural fiber composite material has been achieved at prototype level. Together with university partners (FHNW & KU Leuven), we have developed a cellulose based thermoplastic polymer perfectly fitting our technical ampliTex™ fabric range. The resulting material displays extraordinary impact strength and fracture toughness.

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Racing the EGT Tesla and Building a Sustainable Racetrack

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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


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