Nowadays human kind is forced to explore novel and more efficient ways of transport. New infrastructure, rapidly growing cities, increased legislative pressure and decreasing availability of resources challenges and complicates the existent situation. Industrial automotive giants are pressured to reduce CO2 worldwide emissions, which is to a big extent caused by heavy car bodies. According to new EU regulations, by the year 2020 automotive leaders must cut the weight of their passenger vehicles by up to 27%. Under these circumstances, the industry turns to highly efficient and bio-based structural solutions, which are extremely light and versatile. Natural fibre composites are expected to play an important role in substituting standard engineering and resource-thirsty materials in the upcoming years.
Within the automotive cluster, Bcomp collaborates with different tiers to decrease the weight of various parts in vehicles. In order to create demand and foster the revolution in automotive industry, we need to influence the final target - OEMs (original equipment manufacturers). Therefore, we work together with material suppliers, interior and exterior parts manufacturers to come up with the best ideas and produce problem-solving products. Some examples include exterior parts like car bodies and roofs so as interior elements like door panels.
Bcomp has also launched strategic collaborations with global leaders in order to contribute to the development of tomorrow's transportation and energy solutions. Our company has implemented different projects such as human powered vehicles, concept cars electric racecars, rally cars or submarine hulls. To reach the best performance and ensure sustainability ampliTex® and powerRibs technologies were used.
Bcomp’s natural flax composite invention powerRibs is perfectly suitable for space applications. European Space Agency - ESA uses the technology in satellites and other conceptual developments due to its lightweight, incredible vibrations damping and easy processing.