Composites Evolution Ltd

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A world-leading supplier of sustainable composite materials

Increase Damping

Increase Damping

Biotex Flax improves the damping of carbon fibre parts

Reduce Environmental Impact

Reduce Environmental Impact

Biotex and Ecopreg materials are sustainable and renewable

Improve Aesthetics

Improve Aesthetics

Biotex gives a natural look with similar performance to glass fibre

Improve Health & Safety

Improve Health & Safety

Ecopreg and Biotex give a safer working environment

Reduce Weight

Reduce Weight

Use Biotex to reduce the weight of your parts

Enhance Fire Performance

Enhance Fire Performance

Ecopreg has equivalent fire performance to phenolics

Reduce Costs

Reduce Costs

Biotex Flax in a carbon part reduces costs for the same performance

Composites Evolution Materials Used in Lightweight Sports Canoe

Lake Constance canoe using Biotex Flax

Composites Evolution’s Biotex Flax materials have been used successfully by German-based canoe designer Lake Constance in its “Felicity” freestyle canoe.

Composites Evolution’s Biotex Flax materials have been used successfully by German-based canoe designer Lake Constance in its “Felicity” freestyle canoe.

The Biotex range of natural reinforcements provide a sustainable alternative to high-performance materials such as glass fibre. Biotex materials are designed by composites experts specifically for composites processes and are suitable for a wide range of applications such as automotive, sports and consumer products.

For its “Felicity” canoe, Lake Constance were looking for materials with excellent mechanical properties which could still maintain a natural aesthetics to the final product. With proven mechanical properties and easy processing, Biotex Flax helped Lake Constance stay true to the unique look and feel needed for its product.

The “Felicity” is a precise and agile solo canoe designed for freestyle and touring. Lake Constance build the canoes in-house, in a vacuum infused all-natural-fibre construction.

Sebastian Stetter at Lake Constance Canoes, commented “Using Biotex Flax meant we took a huge step forward towards fulfilling our mission – building canoes which are as sustainable as possible. Working with it was such a pleasure that we want to use it everywhere. Once we made the switch to flax, we never looked back.”

To find out more about the “Felicity” canoe please visit Lake Constance’s website, www.lakeconstance.de.

Published: 28th August 2014