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Sunreef Yachts Eco: natural fiber composites

Sunreef Yachts Eco is a holistic concept reassessing every aspect of the yachting experience to make it more energy efficient and responsible. The shipyard’s R&D department is currently implementing natural fiber composites to take another big step toward a sustainable yacht-building process.

Natural composites

Natural fiber composites (NFC) implemented by Sunreef Yachts Eco, use flax fiber to obtain composite structures of the highest quality and excellent mechanical characteristics. The high-quality fiber is paired with bio-based or recyclable resin to create solid and reliable natural composites.

A negative CO2 footprint 

Flax fabrics demonstrate a negative CO2 footprint, due to the absorption of CO2 during the plant growth. On top of that, Sunreef Yachts Eco natural composites can be recycled. This process involves the extraction of both the resin and the fiber, in order to give both materials a new life.

New possibilities

The flax fabrics can be woven into countless patterns and can be dyed into an endless variety of colors. The Sunreef shipyard’s R&D department has integrated Natural Fiber Composites (NFC) into the interior and exterior design offerings, marking another significant stride toward a sustainable yacht-building process.

 

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