Video: Builidng a Recyclable Sailboat

Arkema is taking sustainable sailing to the next step with the development of a recyclable composite for boat building.

The monohull of the future is recyclable.

The hull and the bridge of this 6.5 m boat are made entirely from recyclable thermoplastic composite, thanks to the Elium® resin, infused with carbon fiber. This liquid acrylic resin is processed in the same way as the resins traditionally used in boat building, and features all their mechanical properties, but is recyclable unlike those resins.

The first race is already in the diary for July 2016, with young skipper Quentin Vlamynck at the helm.