Natural-fiber super-formula bodywork

Bcomp will display its natural-fiber super-formula bodywork at this year’s expo. Specifically, the Swiss sustainable lightweighting company will showcase its flax fiber-based bodywork for Japan’s Super Formula race series. The engine cover for one of the world’s fastest racing series – made from hybrid construction with 70% ampliTex reinforcements – will be just one of the highlights from a range of components the company will present at its booth.

The range of components made from the company’s proprietary sustainable composite technologies will also include pre-production BMW M diffusers and a new prototype car seat from Sabelt.

Harnessing the properties of flax fibers and utilizing the distinct advantages and sustainability of ampliTex and powerRibs, Bcomp’s sustainable composites can be used to produce parts with similar stiffness and weight to carbon fiber while cutting CO2 emissions by up to 85% depending on the application. The technologies also offer significantly better vibration damping and ductile failure modes – rather than the shattering and splintering of carbon fiber – to deliver important safety benefits, particularly in motorsport.

Booth: 3015

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