Building Better Boats with NL Comp and RECARBON

Building Better Boats with NL Comp and RECARBON

During the 1950s, glass fibre reinforced polyester (GRP/FRP/fibreglass) composites displaced wood as the material of choice for boats as it permitted easier manufacture, smoother hydrodynamic surfaces and significantly reduced the maintenance costs. Such materials revolutionised not just the production of vessels, leisure in particular, but also the accessibility of boating to a much wider audience.



However, the durability of the composite materials is now becoming an issue given that many boats are no longer required and disposal is not trivial.

In this episode, podcast host, Holly, is joined by NL Comp and RECARBON to discuss better boat building and recyclability.

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