VIDEO: Boat Building with a Recyclable Composite:
On the strength of its experience with the Multi50, Arkema pursues its sailing endeavors with the construction of a Mini 6.50 monohull. The hull and the bridge of this 6.5 m boat were made entirely from a recyclable thermoplastic composite, thanks to the Elium® resin, infused with carbon fibre.
A genuine technological feat in boat building, this boat is the fruit of the open innovation venture set up between Arkema, a world chemicals major, and Lalou Multi – TPE run by skipper Lalou Roucayrol and specialising in ocean racing.
Daniel Lebouvier, Technical Coordinator of the project at Arkema: “This is a liquid thermoplastic acrylic resin. It is processed in the same w…
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