Chomarat will focus on reinforcements for sports equipment at JEC Americas
On the occasion of JEC Americas in Atlanta (May 3-5, 2016), Chomarat (Booth 3425) presents its latest Sports & Leisure application: the lightest ski ever produced with C-PLYTM, their multiaxial carbon reinforcement now produced in the Group’s US facility in South Carolina. Combining surface appearance and performance, C-PLY™ is a real game changer in the Sports equipment market
Launched in January 2016, the “Mythic 87” line of Dynastar’s skis uses Chomarat’s C-PLY™ multiaxial carbon reinforcements. These innovative backcountry skis were first developed for competitive skiing, but are now available for all skiers.
“We are very proud to be Dynastar’s partner in this project. With C-PLY™, we offer structural design benefits to outperform existing solutions.” says Michel COGNET, CHOMARAT Group Managing Director.
The structure of C-PLY™ carbon reinforcement is optimized in terms of angles, ply weight and fiber alignment, so there is aperfect balance between strength and responsiveness, between high performance and weight. This makes for a lightweight yet powerful ski.
“Thanks to the use of C-PLY™, we lowered the weight of the skis by more than 25%, making it more comfortable for skiers and providing higher downhill performance. The combination of Dynastar know-how and the high-tech nature of C-PLY™ makes the ski the lightest one we’ve ever produced!” explains Dynastar Product Manager, Franz Marsan.
C-PLY™ is now produced by Chomarat at its advanced composites plant in USA. Opened in 2014 in South Carolina, the new CHOMARAT facility specializes in carbon reinforcements, offering the whole C-PLY™ range including shallow angles and 100” width capability. The facility also produces woven carbon fabrics (C-WEAVE™) and uses the most advanced technology available today to make high quality, cosmetically superior fabrics for demanding applications. Composite part producers in North America can, as Dynastar has, take advantage of CHOMARAT’s expertise and capture the unique benefits that C-PLY™ can deliver including weight savings and higher strength.
“C-PLY™ is the new benchmark solution when you are looking for lower weight and lower costs while maintaining high performance.” says John Leatham, Sales and Marketing Director for CHOMARAT North America.
Established in 1898, CHOMARAT is an independent industrial group and a leading player in the textile field. It relies on an international network in the field of composite materials and engineered textiles, and has industrial sites worldwide – Europe, the Mediterranean basin, the United States and Asia – to support the development of international groups.
The Group leads a bold innovation strategy by investing in new technologies and entering into research partnerships with universities worldwide.
To meet its customer’s requirements, CHOMARAT develops robust technical expertise based on a wealth of knowledge. CHOMARAT’s teams provides support for the Group’s customers in the most innovation-oriented sectors, like automotive, aerospace, sports, energy, boating, protection, building & construction.