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Play Naturally Smart – sustainable performance for high-end sports gear

Natural fibres for enhanced performance and player feeling

Sustainable and lightweight, our ampliTex™ reinforcement fabrics and bCores™ core material ranges enable innovation in sports gear – increasing performance, reducing the environmental impact – thus changing the way we see boarding, playing and performing.

Lightweight with high performance

High vibration damping

Sustainable

Lightweight with high performance

High vibration damping

Sustainable

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A few examples

Sustainable lightweighting

Thanks to the powerRibs™ technology, a full natural fibre layup of ampliTex™ + powerRibs™ matches the stiffness and weight of monolithic carbon fibres for motorsport bodywork and other thin-walled shell elements. ​As opposed to carbon fibres, this natural fibre composite has a ductile fracture behaviour with blunt edges, thus improving safety without sharp carbon fibre shattering and toxic carbon fibre dust. Furthermore, vibration damping is significantly improved. ​

Sustainability

Our flax fibres are CO2 neutral over their life cycle, and the fibres themselves are biologically decomposable. The production of parts made from ampliTex™ and powerRibs™ has a 85% lower CO2 footprint than that of thin-walled monolithic carbon fibre parts with equal weight and stiffness. Production consumables are reduced, as bleeders and breathers can be left aside, saving both costs and waste. At the end of their life, parts can be used for thermal energy recovery without residual waste within the standard waste management system rather than ending up in landfills.

Process

Bcomp’s ampliTex™ is available as dry fibre or natural fibre prepreg from trusted partners, making it suitable for vacuum infusion, autoclave, prepreg compression moulding (PCM) or RTM processes. The bCores™ are a lightweight core-material with exceptional shear stiffness and compressive strength. The Bcomp engineering team is stacked with people combining their engineering know-how with a true passion for sports. We are offering you free technical support, optimisation of layups and customizable solutions to answer your needs. Bcomp’s products are used by some of the most renowned, respected, and innovative sports brands.

Learn more about our other solutions

With the ampliTex™, powerRibs™ and bCores™ product ranges, we offer solutions for sustainable lightweighting from sports to space.​

Products

The ampliTex™, powerRibs™ and bCores™ product ranges of natural fibre reinforcements for sustainable lightweighting.