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The Baltic 68 Café Racer

Baltic Yachts are taking the lead on sustainable innovations for the marine sector, where there is a slumbering potential for the use of more ecologically responsible alternatives instead of the established glass and carbon fibres. The Finnish company is a leading maker of luxury yachts and constantly looking for new developments. The latest release, the […]

Job opening – Maintenance Technician

We are looking for a Maintenance Technician for our new production line based in Fribourg.

The DTM announces Bcomp as technical partner

The DTM opens the technical regulations to enable a material shift from carbon fibre towards natural fibre on further applications and partner with Bcomp on mandatory parts for the 2020 season.

Shortlisted for Umweltpreis der Wirtschaft

Bcomp is proud to be shortlisted for the Umweltpreis der Wirtschaft 2020.

G3 – SLAYr freeride ski

The G3 ski SLAYr is the first freeride ski with the new bCores™ technology – the lightest and most efficient custom-made core on the market

EAV last mile delivery vehicle

Sustainable and smart mobility solution designed with full natural fibre bodywork in ampliTex™ and powerRibs™. Electric Assisted Vehicles (EAV) has developed a lightweight eCargo bike made of renewable materials to reduce CO2 footprint and vibrations.  

Greenboats Flax27

Greenboats Flax 27 with its classic lines is demonstrating the possibilities of ampliTex™ technical flax fabrics for sustainable boat building.

Solar Impulse Efficient Solution label

ampliTex™ and powerRibs™ sustainable lightweighting technologies become part of Solar Impulse’s #1000solutions.

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. […]

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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