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Natural fibre composites give Optimum Motorsports’ Aston Martin Vantage GT4 its advantage

Successful Aston Martin Customer Racing Team, Optimum Motorsports, relies on Bcomp’s ampliTex™ and powerRibs™ solution.

Porsche Motorsport innovates with series production of bio-based composites

Porsche Motorsport demonstrates the possibilities of series production of natural fibre parts in motorsports and is nominated for a JEC Innovation Award in the Sustainability category. The project was realised together with associated partners Bcomp, Four Motors and the Fraunhofer-Anwendungszentrum HOFZET.

Stöckli trusts in bCores™

Stöckli, the world renowned Swiss ski-company relies on bCores™ to produce light, high-performing skis for their freeride and touring range.

Gillet Vertigo for Pikes Peak

A supercar with natural fibre bodywork for Vanina Ickx.

powerRibs™ helps Volvo Cars use ocean plastic in automotive interior parts

The ALTER by Dab Motors

A one-of-a-kind custom machine with extraordinary bodywork made from ampliTex™.

Bcomp wins JEC Innovation Awards

Bcomp raises capital to support new development

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 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