Melker of Sweden Kayaks

- changing the outdoor hardware industry

Bcomp is happy and proud to be collaborating with the innovative and inspiring team of Melker of Sweden. Their full range of kayaks uses ampliTex technical fabrics to reinforce the hull and make it lighter, while at the same time significantly lowering the environmental impact during production and the life-cycle of the kayaks.

“We are in business to make a difference – having a great time doing it”, is Melker’s mission statement and they live by it.

When founding Melker in 2015, Pelle Stafshede’s bold ambition was to completely game change the outdoor hardware industry. Investing a lot of effort in R&D to make the most sustainable kayaks and outdoor gear possible. These days they rely on Bcomp’s natural fibre solutions with ampliTex™ technical fabrics in order to create kayaks with very pleasing visual characteristics that deliver highest performance in the most sustainable package. Thanks to the naturally outstanding damping properties of the flax fibres, the kayaks manage to deliver playfulness in combination with great comfort.


Sustainable innovation

In the spirit of never ending innovation, Melker of Sweden is currently working on a completely novel manufacturing technique that makes use of large scale robot based additive manufacturing technologies combined with new biopolymers. 

The use of additive manufacturing technologies allows the time- and cost-efficient production of large scale products with short lead-time. This new manufacturing approach also significantly simplifies the development process for new products and enables Melker to operate in a circular ecosystem where they can upcycle waste streams and recycle used materials to remain in use. 


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Recent posts


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?


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