Take a ride to JEC with powerRibs enabled BioMobile


BioMobile is a prototype energy-efficient vehicle intended for entry in international competitions, such as the Shell Eco-Marathon, in which the aim is to cover the maximum number of kilometres with one litre of fuel.
This year’s BioMobile is built with a brand new body frame concept made of bio-composites. The upper part is laminated with abaca fibres for the aesthetical aspect, whereas the lower part, whose shape is more complex, is made of Greenlite® and reinforced with powerRibs™ from Bcomp Ltd.

The new BioMobile is a beautiful project to show the efficiency of the powerRibs™ technology. This ultra-sustainable vehicle will be presented during JEC 2013 in Paris. Its body was made entirely with natural fibres and reinforced with powerRibs™. The car frame was built with full flax tubes rolled with our ampliTex™ UD non crimp.

Another application of the powerRibs™ technology – a full flax bicycle mud guard – can be admired at our partner’s booth Y4 (Gerster Techtex).

And last but not least we would like to announce you the launch of the ampliTex™ light range. The ampliTex™ light products are made with a new low-twist yarn for a maximum performance. Our team will be happy to present you these strong and dampening fabrics personally at the JEC 2013.

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