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Reshaping the Board of Directors

The year of Bcomp’s 10th anniversary also marks a year of changes on the board of Bcomp Ltd. with a new Chairman and a new board member.

Bcomp Webinar #1 – Sustainable Lightweighting in Motorsports

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

Launch of the Baltic 68 Café Racer

The launch of the Baltic 68 Café Racer, finally revealing her super-stylish looks, rings in a new era of low carbon footprint yacht building.

Green Nacelle – Selected as JEC Innovation Awards 2021 Finalist

GREENBOATS, Bcomp and Sicomin selected as JEC Innovation Awards 2021 finalists for natural fibre composite offshore Green Nacelle.

Solar Impulse Efficient Solution label

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

Airborne on Air, Stories of Pioneers with Bcomp – April 22, 2021

Don’t miss the next episode of Airborne on Air, Stories of Pioneers airing on April 22, 2021 with Régis Voillat, Bcomp’s R&D Manager.

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.

Roctool x Bcomp Webinar – December 3, 2020

Don’t miss the webinar “How to Elevate Sustainable Lightweighting” with speakers from Roctool and Bcomp and a live demonstration by Roctool.

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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Jun 15, 2021

Reshaping the Board of Directors

The year of Bcomp’s 10th anniversary also marks a year of changes on the board of Bcomp Ltd. Our trusted Chairman of the Board, Christian Beer, is stepping down from his position after 10 years of passionate support to Bcomp’s management team. Christian Beer has accompanied Bcomp since the very early days and contributed to the incredible journey of the small startup to the scaleup company of today. The entire team at Bcomp would like to thank Christian Beer and wishes him all the best for his future projects. Looking back on his time with Bcomp, Christian Beer concludes that: “It  was a privilege to accompany Bcomp  to its current status as a scaleup as an investor and chairman. This great team with its highly developed top products, which meet the highest requirements in terms of resilience and sustainability, will find many applications for its products in the large markets of mobility.” Thomas Rauber, long-time member of the board and early-stage investor, is taking over the role as Chairman of the Board at Bcomp. At the same time, we welcome Christian Jaag as a new Member of the Board. Thomas Rauber, member of the StartAngels Network and CEO of TR Invest SA, has been a Bcomp investor and board member ever since the start of our adventure.  In addition to the significant contribution to Bcomp’s development throughout the years and his deep understanding of the business, Thomas has a proven track record in the cleantech sector while he has also demonstrated his qualifications as Chairman and member of several national boards. “Since 2012 I have been accompanying Bcomp as a seed investor and board member on this incredible journey to become the global leader in high performance lightweight natural fibre composites. In my new role as Board Chairman, I look forward to working with this fantastic team to conquer the automotive OEM, aerospace and marine industries.”, says Thomas about the start of a new era in his involvement with Bcomp. Christian Jaag holds a PhD in Economics and Finance from the University of St. Gallen. As a leading competition economist, regulatory expert and experienced board member, he will be a great addition to Bcomp’s board. Christian is excited to become a part of the Bcomp journey and adds: “Sustainability and leading technology are not just buzzwords at Bcomp, they are cornerstones of the company's excellent positioning. As a member of the Board of Directors, I look forward to actively shaping its next stage of development.”

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Jun 09, 2021

Launch of the Baltic 68 Café Racer

The first Baltic 68 Café Racer was launched on schedule at the end of May when her super-stylish looks were revealed for the first time, her ease of use demonstrated and a new era of low carbon footprint yacht building unveiled. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5KrBkRhpbFg Some 50% of the Café Racer’s hull and deck mouldings use Bcomp’s ampliTex™ technical fabrics, made of naturally grown flax, as a reinforcement. A SPRINT prepreg lamination technique developed by Gurit is being used in this instance. Flax dramatically reduces the overall carbon footprint of the build and works well in conjunction with more conventional advanced composites, which are still used throughout the structure. “This is a yacht which tackles today’s challenges of sustainability and low carbon targets head on – she’s fun and easy to handle, offering a genuinely rewarding sailing experience. Baltic’s engineers and partners have incorporated a brilliant, naturally grown yacht building material in sustainable flax which perfectly complements the advanced composites expertise for which the company is renowned”, said Henry Hawkins, Baltic Yachts' Executive Vice President. For more information: www.balticyachts.fi/yachts/baltic-68-cafe-racer/ Full press release from Baltic Yachts

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Jun 09, 2021

Bcomp Webinar #1 – Sustainable Lightweighting in Motorsports

Join our very own Johann Wacht, Manager Motorsports, for an inspiring webinar on Sustainable Lightweighting in Motorsports. The first in an upcoming series of webinars where we will be diving into the details of our sustainable lightweighting solutions for different sectors. About the webinar: Since the introduction of carbon fibre to the racing world 40 years ago, it has been seen as the holy grail for bodyworks - this is about to change now. Carbon fibre has a striking sustainability and safety issue that can't be overlooked anymore. Bcomp's ampliTex™ + powerRibs™ natural fibre solutions offer the same stiffness and weight of thin-walled monolithic carbon fibre parts in a package that reduces the CO2 footprint by approximately 85% cradle-to-gate and is much safer due to a ductile breaking behaviour without sharp debris in case of a crash. Viable end-of-life options in the form of incineration for highly efficient thermal energy recovery without hazardous residual waste and avoiding the need for landfills further boosts the overall sustainability of Bcomp's natural fibre solutions. About the speaker: Johann Wacht is Manager Motorsports at Bcomp since 2018, responsible for implementing Bcomp’s sustainable lightweighting solutions with leading motorsports clients around the world, from GT customer racing up to F1. With a background in mechanical and automotive engineering as well as international sports management, he has built no less than five cars from scratch and has worked with composites for nine years. Motorsports delivers the proof of concept for high-performance applications under the most extreme environments and especially GT series act as scaling opportunity with close to road requirements, opening the doors to the premium mobility market. Details: What: 30 min presentation followed by an interactive Q&A session When: Wednesday June 23rd - 2.00 pm (CET) Where: online via Microsoft Teams Sign up here