It doesn’t mean we will build an airplane fuselage from natural fibres and bio-based resins grown in our gardens next year. It simply means that we develop solutions to replace resource intensive engineering materials by novel, bio-based materials wherever we believe it is possible, and without jeopardizing the performance of the final product.
Today, our solutions are partly bio-based (the fibres) and partly synthetic (the resins & foams), and we strengthen some of our products with carbon fibres. Some might say that it is not enough, that we don’t go the whole hog. At Bcomp we say it’s a start, and it is only the beginning of what we believe will be a long an passionate journey. For tomorrow, our vision is to have fully bio-based and recyclable structural composites at a competitive price. This is very clear. Very simple.
With our commitment to eco-superior solutions, we simply cannot afford long and energy-consuming transportation operations of our products. This is why our entire supply chain – from the flax fibre to the final composites processing – is located in Europe. Each of our suppliers have been carefully selected for their outstanding product and service quality, and in addition to an eco-efficient supply chain, the proximity and close collaboration guarantees a high reactivity and adaptability to Bcomp’s and our customers’ needs.
European Surf Industry Manufacturers Association (Eurosima), is a network of private and public actors, focused on the promotion and development of the boardsports sector, exploring such fields as innovation, R&D and sustainable development.
3A Composites Core Materials is a global organizational unit within 3A Composites, part of Schweiter Technologies (SIX Swiss Exchange: SWTQ), with operations in Europe, the Americas, India, China and Papua New Guinea, that has pioneered the sandwich technology for almost 70 years. Its AirexBaltekBanova brand provides sustainable, lightweight and resource-friendly, high-quality core materials (broadest portfolio in the industry) to enable the production of lighter and thus more energy efficient end products for the wind, aerospace, automotive, marine and other industrial applications.
Recently, 3A Composites innovated to develop a new type of core materials, an ultra-lightweight balsa plywood known as BANOVA®.
Entropy has been distributing SuperSap biobased resin systems since 2009, for different applications involving composites, including action sports, on both small scale and industrial level.
Earth Technologies is an award winning environmentally friendly high performance surfboard and stand up paddleboard factory. Six years ago it was launched as the first of its kind in the world by then Co-owners Ryan Harris and Todd Patterson with one mission in mind: To demonstrate to the greater surfing community that there are greener and more sustainable surfboard production methods that will not compromise the performance of the board…
Good Karma Projects
Good Karma was born as a sustainable OEM for surf applications, but soon focused on becoming an enabler for sustainable projects in action sports, helping new brands and entrepreneurs on their path from idea to product.