Bcomp news : High performance renewable fibres vs. standard carbon fiber layup for motorsports: 

• Maintained performance at lower weight, or increased stiffness at maintained weight 

• Safer crash behaviour without sharp shattering, and increased vibration damping 

• Up to 30% cost savings 

• Lower eco footprint – more sustainable material, less material, and used material can be taken care of within the standard waste management system 

powerRibs™ proprietary reinforcement technology forms a unique grid that supports thin-walled shell structures e.g. motorsport body parts or automotive interiors. Combining extremely high performance (stiffness, vibration damping) with low weight, safer crash behaviour, powerRibs™ can be combined with ampliTex™ technical fabrics for a high-performance, full flax panel; alternatively, the flax-based powerRibs™ can also be combined to a glass- or carbon fibre base. 


ampliTex™
technical fabrics combine the finest flax fibres with a radical composites approach, and Bcomp’s cut-ting edge natural fibre know-how. This results in the highest performing natural fibre fabrics on the market, yielding the perfect partner for powerRibs™ to form superior lightweight panels with high vibration damping, stiffness and safer crash behaviour, all using natural flax fibres. 

Bcomp news : Launch of race ready EPCS V2.3 Tesla P100DL, Barcelona 

Electric GT Holdings Inc. and SPV Racing just unveiled the race-ready version of the EPCS V2.3 Tesla P100DL at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. Under the foil there is another layer to the story: the racing edition is lightweighted with body parts in natural fiber ampliTex™ + powerRibs™, contributing to the 500kg weight reduction vs. the road edition. The EPCS edition Tesla also leverages the flax fibres unique translucency as the roof has a fully inte-grated LED screen that will display statistics and information during the races – an entirely new and revolutionising grip to bring the audience closer to the race and a part of modernising racing to attract new audiences. 

Attached pictures show the EPCS V2.3 Tesla P100DL before & after foiling © Bcomp by Jaime de Diego 

 

Bcomp news : Gillet Vertigo & Vanina Ickx, Pike’s Peak IHC Colorado 

25 years ago, Belgian Automobiles Gillet were the first to race a carbon fiber car – and this year they again revo-lutionised the industry by being the first to race a full-natural fiber bodied car in the epic Pike’s Peak International Hill Climb. This highly innovative bodywork is made with Bcomp’s ampliTex™ + powerRibs™. The Gillet Ver-tigo is a beautiful piece of fantasy come real and driven by Vanina Ickx. Not only she completed the race under the 11 minutes goal, but was also in the top 5 best rookies of the year. 

Pictures © Bcomp by Larry Chen 

 

Bcomp news : DAB Motors for Yamaha, Biarritz 

The “Alter” XSR900 commissioned by Yamaha is a prime example of Dabadie’s constant search to push the limits of motorcycle building using the latest technology and materials to create an extraordinary combination of futurism and vintage. The result is a stunning MC where the high-performance ampliTex™ technical fabrics not only contribute to light-weight and more sustainable body parts with a flirt to vintage looks, but also enables the unique front light with their translucency. 

More info & pictures: www.dabmotors.com/alter.html 

Pictures: courtesy of DAB Motors 

 


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