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Canada's Aluula launches new class of lightweight soft composites

07 Dec '21
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Pic: ALUULA Composites
Pic: ALUULA Composites

Aluula Composites, a developer of ultra-lightweight composite materials, has launched an entirely new class of lightweight soft composites. The Canadian company has made a patented proprietary technique for fusing disparate materials at the molecular level, removing the need for heavy glues while creating much stronger bonds between the laminated layers.

Using the world’s strongest known polymers as input materials, the Aluula process delivers technical results that are significantly better than anything currently available in the soft composite world. The weight of an Aluula composite material can be as much as 50 per cent lighter than competitive materials while still delivering equal or greater strength characteristics. The Aluula process also allows the use of input materials that were previously difficult to bond to, unlocking ‘next level’ technical specifications, the company said in a media statement.

“Between the interest in our materials generated from the ISPO awards and the transformational effect our composites have had in the wind sport sector, Aluula is now in co-development conversations with industry leaders from a broad range of uses and applications. It is an extremely exciting time for our entire team,” Aluula COO, John Zimmerman said in a statement.

The Aluula Vaepor series was given the ISPO Textrends Best Soft Product Award for 2021/22, acknowledging the many benefits the material offers over current industry standards. The Aluula Vaepor series provides the world’s highest strength to weight characteristics while remaining extremely durable. The Aluula Durlyte series was recognised by ISPO Textrends as a top five winner at the 2022/23 awards while also achieving finalist status at the 2021 Outdoor Retailer awards. Using the same Aluula process, the Aluula Durlyte series is by far the most durable composite material available in its weight class.

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