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Swiss firm CompPair's healable composite materials used on Gunboat

Mar '22
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Pic: CompPair
An application of CompPair’s healable composite materials, HealTech, has been developed with Gunboat, developer of high-performance cruising catamarans. The materials are now being tested on a Gunboat 68 that is scheduled to launch soon. Switzerland’s CompPair makes production more efficient and brings a sustainable and quality differentiator to the market.

For boatbuilders, the benefits of HealTech panels are twofold: saving weight by using lighter panels and reducing repair time by 99 per cent. CompPair’s solution enables Gunboat to efficiently repair an internal panel, should it get dented during construction or throughout its lifetime. Preliminary tests performed at Gunboat’s factory in La Grande-Motte, France show that dents on HealTech panels can be repaired in 2 minutes without impacting the paintwork – a remarkable capability compared to previous repair times of up to two days, plus the resources required and inconvenience of immobilising a yacht. The CompPair panel on Gunboat 6805 will continue to be monitored and tested over time through regular use of the yacht, CompPair said in a statement.

CompPair’s lakeside location and local environment have made the marine industry one of several strong opportunities for the company’s first implementations. Lake Leman has been at the root of various cutting-edge innovations in the sailing industry, and now the potential of CompPair’s HealTech solution is vast. Befittingly, the test panel is fitted on a high-tech Gunboat that will complete sea trials in the coming months in the South of France and commence sailing adventures around the world.

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