JEC Composites Innovation Awards Ceremony 2024 - Sports & Leisure & Recreation (excl Maritime)

Discover the Sports & Leisure & Recreation (excl Maritime) category with the 3 finalists and the winner of the JEC Composites Innovation Awards!

Sports & Leisure & Recreation (excl Maritime) category
Capital SL Full-Carbon Wheelset
Radiate Engineering & Design AG (Switzerland)

Green Snowboard with A.L.D.-tech.®
silbaerg GmbH

Helicoid / Tacks Ice Hockey Stick Blade
Helicoid Industries (USA)

Green Snowboard with A.L.D.-tech.®
silbaerg GmbH (Germany)
• Sächsisches Textilforschungsinstitut e.V. (STFI) (Germany)
• bto-epoxy GmbH (Austria)
• Circular MTC e.V. (Germany)
• SachsenLeinen GmbH (Germany)

Snowboard with patented anisotropic coupling effect (A.L.D.-tech.®) made out of hemp and recycled carbon fibers with bio-based epoxy resin.

The innovation is the application of the Dry-Fiber-Placement (DFP) for the production of hybrid hemp and recycled carbon fiber (rCF) snowboard preforms. The process was currently only used to process continuous virgin carbon fibers. Thanks to the excellent material properties of the hemp tape and the directional rCF nonwovens, both materials can be processed automatically using DFP. This saves 75% of cutting waste of the hemp fibers and uses the cutting waste of our carbon fiber snowboards to save costs and reduces the CO2 footprint.

Key benefits:
• Green snowboard based on hemp fibers and recycled carbon nonwoven
• Using of Dry-Fiber-Placement for waste-reduced production
• Unidirectional or high-orientated semi-finished textiles for perfect properties Circular economy for high-performance snowboards made of virgin carbon fiber
• Green economy for the green snowboard by using bio-based epoxy

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