New IMOCA boat to be built from recycled Airbus material

As the transportation industry works hard to move toward sustainability in manufacturing, a partnership between an innovator in boat building and a world leader in aviation is taking things in a new direction. 

Skipper Armel Tripon and the Airbus Technocentre of Nantes, France are collaborating to develop a new IMOCA boat built from declassified carbon fibre and other composite materials. 

Knowing that he wanted his next boat to be developed in a more sustainable fashion, Mr. Tripon approached the Airbus Technocentre team based on their extensive use of lightweight, strong, and durable composite materials that are also needed in the marine industry.

For the full story, see: http://compositesmanufacturingmagazine.com/2021/10/a-new-imoca-boat-will-be-built%E2%80%AFfrom%E2%80%AFdeclassified-carbon-fiber-from-airbus/

By Kimberly Hoodin

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