Composites Evolution to Showcase Biocomposite Snowboard at Composites Engineering 2012

23 October 2012

Composites Evolution to Showcase Biocomposite Snowboard at Composites Engineering 2012

Composites Evolution will be showcasing the latest application of Biotex flax fibre, a snowboard designed and developed by Magine Snowboards, in the NetComposites Product Display Area at the Composites Engineering Show, 7th – 8th November 2012, on stand 346 at the NEC, Birmingham, UK.

The snowboard consists of a wooden laminate core, sandwiched between two layers of Biotex flax fabric, and a top and bottom plastic layer, which is all bonded together using an eco-epoxy resin system.

Dr Brendon Weager, Managing Director of Composites Evolution, comments “With this biocomposite snowboard, Magine has successfully harnessed the mechanical performance and environmental sustainability of flax fibre. We look forward to supporting them in the launch of this novel and exciting product.”

Brendon will also be giving a presentation on “Natural Fibre Composites – Recent Developments and Commercial Applications” at the show during the Biocomposites Open Forum at 10am on Wednesday 7th November. In recent years there has been a significant surge in interest in natural fibres and renewable resins for composite applications. These offer a number of advantages over conventional composite materials including low weight, high vibration damping, high thermal insulation, low energy and CO2 during production, safer handling and improved end-of-life options.

Aligned flax reinforcements, such as Biotex supplied by Composites Evolution, can have equal or superior specific stiffness to glass fibres. Biotex yarns, fabrics and intermediate sheets use a unique twistless technology which results in continuous, highly aligned yarns that provide high performance and easy processing. Composites Evolution’s presentation will describe a number of recent breakthrough commercial applications, most notably in the sports and leisure sector.

Whilst at the show, Composites Evolution will also partake in the “Ask the Expert” initial advice and signposting service which is being hosted by NetComposites on its stand, number 1143. Dr Weager will be offering advice on the topic of biocomposites and will be available between 1pm and 3pm on the 7th November.

Aside from the above times, the Composites Evolution team will be available throughout the show and encourages you to book an appointment. Please contact them on +44 (0)1246 266248 or

Related / You might like...

Codem Composites Supports Sahara Force India F1 Team

UK company Codem Composites has provided key bodywork components to support the F1 team Sahara Force India.

Norco Composites Invests in New Equipment

UK company Norco Composites has invested in a larger spray booth and a new cutting and kitting machine to enable the company to increase productivity in line with growing demand from its marine customers.

Composites Evolution Cuts the Ribbon on New UK Prepreg Manufacturing Facility

Composites Evolution has now completed the final stage of its move to a new prepreg manufacturing facility in Chesterfield, UK, officially marking the start of the next chapter in the company's journey as a supplier of innovative composite materials.