Canoe designed with Biotex Flax from Composites Evolution
Biotex Flax materials produced by UK-based Composites Evolution have been used in designing and creating the Felicity freestyle canoe range by German-based canoe designer Lake Constance.
Composites Evolution said 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, it added.
For its Felicity canoe, Lake Constance searched for materials with excellent mechanical properties which would offer 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”, Composites Evolution said.
The Felicity is a precise and agile solo canoe designed for freestyle and touring. Lake Constance builds canoes in-house, in a vacuum infused all-natural-fibre construction.
Sebastian Stetter at Lake Constance Canoes said, “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.” (AR)
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