24 November 2011
24 November 2011
Malama Composites has joined Spain’s Green Comm Racing Team at the Americas Cup in order to promote environmental innovation and technology within the sailing industry.
“Our materials enable manufacturers to produce products that are stronger, lighter, faster and far more environmentally responsible than alternative core materials. Our partnership with the Green Comm Racing Team provides a fantastic venue to premier the next generation of sustainable materials, and we are honoured to be a part of it,” said David Saltman, Chairman and CEO of Malama Composites.
Francesco De Leo, Executive Chairman of Green Comm Racing, stated, “This is a unique opportunity to rally some of the best minds in the world behind a very exciting goal: designing and manufacturing the ultimate renewable energy machine - a winning America's Cup boat. Our goal is to promote a green agenda by leveraging the media impact of one of pinnacle sport events in the world.”
Malama Composites develops and produces rigid polyurethane foams made from soy polyols and other renewable resources. They explain that the resulting panels serve as a light-weight structural core material in the manufacturing of everything from boat hulls to wind turbine blades, movie sets to surfboards. While cost and performance competitive with alternative, petroleum-based foams, Malama say their products contain no toxic resins or additives, and can be easily reused or recycled.
According to Malama, the Green Comm Racing Team is made of a group of young sailors and executives who want to offer new ways of doing things at the America's Cup by changing the traditional relationships with its sponsors. Green Comm is committed to identifying unique companies that increasingly understand that the world is shifting into a "social economy" in which recommending and sharing brands is front and centre in the new consumers’ daily lives.
The MIA is delighted to support ‘Composites in Motorsport’, a 2-day conference organised by NetComposites, which will look at the innovative use of composites within our industry and future applications of composite solutions within motorsport.
Shape provides accurate CNC machined patterns and Rohacell foams to support the manufacture of the carbon composite structures used on their 2019 car that is due to compete at Silverstone on 19 July 2019.
Coriolis Composites is proud to announce the NCC as one of our first clients to purchase our new C5 AFP robotic gantry solution. Coriolis Composites is a long-standing partner of the NCC having provided the centre’s original AFP solution and now the C5 joins the C1 purchased in 2018.