the first sustainable alternative to glass-fiber reinforced plastic
We hate fiberglass. Did you know that in 2011 about 75,000 fiberglass vessels were no longer in circulation in the World, and 54% of these were abandoned, with a presence of about 53,460 tons of waste fiberglass? It is our mission to stop this. At #nlcomp, our goal is to create a new circular economy for yachting industry.
Fiberglass abandoned yachts
Fiberglass is made from glass fibers in fabrics and thermosetting liquid resin which can be polyester- or vinyl ester-based as well as epoxy-based.
At present, disused vessels are delivered to landfills as complex waste with high economical and environmental costs. Both incineration and chemical recycling of fiberglass wastes are not advantageous … Find more here from a research by Poli.mi
ecoprimus first recyclable dinghy
ecoracer first recyclable sportboat
We constantly strive to give 100% commitment towards our goals:
01. Lower the impact of sailing yachts.
02. Increase awareness of the impact of fiberglass.
03. Turn waste into new materials and create a circular economy.
World Sailing 11th Hour Racing
Design Innovation Award
Genoa Boat Show 2020
Our engineers have a proven experience in sustainable composites, building eco-skiffs for the 1001 Vela Cup