JEC announces Innovation Award winners for Asia
03 August 2009
Product: An 'environment-friendly' surfboard, employing renewable cellulose reinforcements
Winner: Cobra International Co Ltd (Thailand)
Partner: Porcher Industries (France)
Cobra international's new surfboard uses Porcher Industries' Greenlite reinforcements, replacing standard glass fibre reinforcement. Greenlite is a new generation of high-performance renewable reinforcement based on cellulose fibres. Greenlite material is biodegradable and can be processed using standard equipment. The surfboards are reported to offer excellent surface finish, no weight increase and very good performance.