Lightweight-construction sandwich element made from natural fiber-reinforced bioplastic and recycled balsa wood

ecoSUP – Project start /

Lightweight materials are environmentally friendly, as less energy and fewer raw materials are required for transport and production. Conventional lightweight-construction materials are based on fossil resources. Using a stand-up paddleboard as an example, we are developing a lightweight-construction sandwich element using renewable raw materials. For the core, we are using balsa wood from disused wind-energy rotor blades, thereby offering a solution for their high-quality reutilization (cascade utilization). In the future, our new bio-composite material could be used not only in other watersports equipment but also in the construction of buildings, cars, ships and trains.

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