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ecoFoiler recyclable foiling dinghy with ampliTex™ and Elium® resin hull produced in a 3D-printed mould

Bcomp Ltd

Genesis of your product. why and for whom?

The recyclable ecoFoiler foiling dinghy was developed by nlcomp to make foiling accessible for everyone. It uses Bcomp''s ampliTex™ reinforcements to replace traditional glass fibres, recyclable Elium® resin to replace traditional thermoset resin and is manufactured in a 3D-printed recyclable mould.

Benefits for the final customers?

Northern Light''s rComposite structure replaces glass fibres with renewable ampliTex™ flax fibres. Also, thanks to a special resin system, the entire hull can be recycled at the end of the foiling dinghy''s life, just as the additively manufactured mould can be recycled and turned into a new one.

The product : materials and processes

The ecoFoiler will allow sailors - beginners to experts - to experience the magic of foiling on a truly sustainable boat. Thanks to Breton SpA''s additive manufacturing technology, the mould can be created in a short time and is fully recyclable at the end of its life. The flax fibre composite solution with ampliTex™ and a thermoplastic resin makes the ecoFoiler the first fully recyclable foiler.

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