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McLaren Goes Racing With Bcomp

McLaren Racing is taking the next step in its use of Bcomp’s sustainable ampliTex™ and powerRibs™ composite solutions on the F1 circuit.

Composites Evolution launches new Evopreg ampliTex™ range

Composites Evolution launches new Evopreg ampliTex™ range of prepregs with powerRibs™ reinforcement grid for high-performance applications

Bcomp Webinar #1 – Sustainable Lightweighting in Motorsports

Join Johan Wacht, Manager Motorsports at Bcomp, for our very first webinar on Sustainable Lightweighting in Motorsport.

Angeloni Group Develops High-Performance Natural Fibre Prepreg

Italian Angeloni Group is spearheading the development of high-performance natural fibre prepregs with Bcomp’s technical ampliTex™ fabrics.

Extreme E embraces high-performance natural fibre composites

Sustainable lightweighting specialist Bcomp partners with Spark for Extreme E’s all-electric race SUV which features a natural fibre bodywork.

10 Years of Bcomp Ltd.

Bcomp Ltd. is 10 years old – it has been a wild ride up until here and we are not about to slow down anytime soon.

Wrapping up 2020

Wrapping up 2020 – not quite the year we had expected, but still one of the most exciting years for sustainable lightweighting and for Bcomp.

A Swiss Hypercar mixing stunning performance and sustainable technology

Swiss-based Morand Cars is developing a fully electric Hypercar, combining stunning performance with sustainable technology.

Racing the EGT Tesla and Building a Sustainable Racetrack

SPV Racing & Circuito do Sol – an exciting year, racing the EGT Tesla and building a sustainable racetrack in the south of Portugal

World-first sustainable alternative to carbon-fibre revealed for motorsport crash structures

YCOM and Bcomp announce the successful crash-test of a natural fibre Front Impact Absorbing Structure (FIAS) – the first of its kind.

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Jul 29, 2021

McLaren Goes Racing With Bcomp

The first natural fibre composite F1 seat made with Bcomp's ampliTex™ and powerRibs™ technologies was raced for the very first time at the 2021 British Grand-Prix, when McLaren Racing's Lando Norris piloted the seat to an amazing 4th place. Since we first revealed in 2020 how McLaren Racing collaborated with us to develop F1's first natural fibre seat, an eventful year has passed. The use of our sustainable lightweighting solutions has been extended off the race cars and a thorough sustainability analysis has showed how natural fibre composites allow the team to save up to 85% of CO2 emissions on Lando's seat. In addition to the seats, McLaren Racing has also found uses for ampliTex™ in its timing stands and engineering islands. The move to ampliTex™ natural fibre composites on the new timing stand and engineers' island has not only a positive impact on the CO2 footprint of these structures but also lead to a significant reduction of 3,450 kg in travelling freight. The impact of these weight savings really comes into effect considering that the team's equipment moves around the globe between Grand Prix locations. Previous Next Want to hear all the details about how McLaren Racing is now using natural fibre composites off the car as well as on it and what they have learnt about these sustainable lightweighting technologies? Then make sure to read the full article on McLaren Racing's page!

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Jul 20, 2021

Composites Evolution launches new Evopreg ampliTex™ range

Composites Evolution Ltd has teamed up with leading natural fibre reinforcement specialists Bcomp to launch a new range of flax-epoxy prepreg materials, designed to offer enhanced sustainability without compromising on performance. Evopreg ampliTex™ prepregs combine Composites Evolution’s high-performance Evopreg epoxy resin systems with Bcomp’s award-winning ampliTex™ flax reinforcements, to deliver a family of materials which offer outstanding performance for component applications. To reach the full performance of natural fibres, Evopreg ampliTex™ prepregs have been tailored to be compatible with Bcomp’s powerRibs™ reinforcement grid, enabling the same stiffness and weight as thin-walled monolithic carbon fibre parts while decreasing the CO2 footprint by 85% and improving safety thanks to a blunt breaking behaviour without dangerous debris or sharp edges. Composites Evolution’s Sales & Marketing Director, Ben Hargreaves, explains further: “Sustainability is an increasingly important factor for many of our customers - particularly those involved in motorsports and high-performance automotive applications. As you’d expect in these sectors though, sustainability can’t come at the expense of performance - the two must go hand-in-hand. This is something that other prepreggers can struggle with, as natural fibres behave very differently to carbon or glass, for example.” “At Composites Evolution, we have over ten years experience in the development and production of natural fibre prepregs, and that shows in the quality of our materials.” “Working together with Bcomp, we can offer an unrivalled package of technical expertise and application know-how. We draw upon this to help customers understand the strengths and weaknesses of natural fibre composites, and to show where and how they can be adopted without the need for significant changes to existing composite component production processes.” One such customer is Retrac Group, whose composites division is one of the UK’s most experienced composites engineering companies across motorsports, automotive and aerospace. It recently used Evopreg ampliTex™ + powerRibs™ to produce a demonstrator bonnet panel for a race-bred supercar. Project Manager Alan Purves explains: “We’re seeing a growing interest in flax fibre composites, particularly in the motorsports and niche vehicle sectors. It is therefore essential that we have developed an in-depth understanding of the processing requirements and performance capabilities of these materials, and are ready to respond to our customers' requirements. Being able to tap into the combined expertise and experience of both Composites Evolution and Bcomp is proving invaluable.” “Our laminators found the Evopreg ampliTex™ materials very easy to use, with good drape and tack to the moulds” continues Alan. “The finished part looks great, and we shall showcase it later in the year.” The bonnet demonstrator is a two-part moulding, with both inner and outer produced using Evopreg ampliTex™ EPC300-F300T 2x2 twill prepreg, backed with powerRibs™. The air duct components were 3D-printed at Retrac, using their Stratasys Fortus 450MC machine. Bonded using polyurethane adhesive to minimise A-surface witnessing, the whole assembly weighs just 4 kg. Johann Wacht, Motorsports Manager at Bcomp Ltd concludes: “We absolutely share the view that sustainability and performance need to go hand in hand and are very proud that already during the development phase of Evopreg ampliTex™ several OEMs and parts manufacturers have fully validated the prepregs. The UK market is close to our values due to its drive for high-performance and innovation, closely linked to the heritage of motorsports and supercars. It is great to see multiple projects going live in parallel to the official launch, highlighting the huge sustainable lightweighting potential of the proven Evopreg ampliTex™ + powerRibs™ package for all areas of future mobility.” To find out more: www.compositesevolution.com/products/natural-fibre-prepregs/

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Jul 14, 2021

Job Opening – Quality Specialist and New Internships

To strengthen our quality and operations teams we are looking for a French speaking Quality Specialist and offering new internships as Quality Engineer as well as in SAP B1 & data management. Bcomp Ltd. is a young and dynamic Swiss company specialized in the development, marketing and sales of natural fibre composite solutions for high performance applications. To support the company’s current hyper-growth phase, Bcomp is looking to fill three new positions to support our quality and operations teams: Full time position - Spécialiste de Qualité Internship - Quality Engineer Internship - SAP B1 & Data Management As our new Quality Specialist you will work closely with our operations team as well as internal and external production teams to assure our quality standards are met at all times. During an internship as Quality Engineer, you will be working alongside our Quality Manager to support the implementation of new ISO 14001 and IATF 16949 certifications for our headquarters, production area and our outsourced manufacturing. You will be training and coaching on new methodologies, implementing new tools and supporting mindset changes. In the role of SAP B1 & data management intern, you will manage and enhance the company master data and closely work with the operations team to support the implementation of our future ERP needs. For detailed information on each position as well as our corresponding requirements check out the full job descriptions by clicking on one of the links below. Come and work with us Our team is small, dynamic, international and works in a fast-paced, equal, and entrepreneurial environment. Each person takes responsibility for their work and contributes to a friendly work atmosphere with many laughs. Do you want to take part in the adventure of a young, fast moving company, which is in full development in the automotive sector? Come on board and contribute to the development of our processes and products with your technical and practical knowledge and take part in the amazing working atmosphere of our company.We happily invite you to send us your full application through: workwithus@bcomp.ch Full job descriptions: Offre d'Emploi - Spécialiste Qualité Internship - Quality Engineer Internship - SAP B1 & Data Management