HSVA uses NFC for environmentally friendly Model Testing

What you see above is an (upside-down) scaled model of a Container Ship. Model testing with scaled models are still irreplaceable to demonstrate the behavior and the performance of ships and offshore structures, both in open water and in ice-covered waters.

Once the testing is completed the models have fulfilled their purpose and are usually disposed of. As a worldwide leading provider of model testing services, the Hamburg Ship Model Basin (HSVA), is actively looking for ways to reduce the ecological impact of their services. That’s where GREENBOATS comes in.

What makes the above model special is the fact that instead of conventional Glass-fibers, we used natural-fiber based #Amplitex form @Bcomp. Moreover, we substituted the resin system with the partly plant-based @greenpoxy from @Sicomin.

Using natural- instead of synthetic Fibers, as well as increasingly more sustainable resin systems, are first step towards a circular economy.

Most importantly, HSVA and their client are satisfied with the results and we are already looking forward to future projects.

Visit GREENBOATS at the BOOT 2020

We hope to see you at the BOOT Düsseldorf 2020, taking place from 18.01.2020 until 26.01.2020. On our Stand in Hall 17, Stand A66 we will show the FLAX27 and inform you about upcoming GB projects and the latest developments in the World of Natural Fiber-reinforced Composites (NFC).

At the “Love your Ocean” Stand in Hall 11, Stand E04 you can convince yourself of the performance of NFC by testing product samples.

GREENBOATS receives contract for the development of the “GREENLANDER-CABINEER”

With the announcement of the GREENLANDER Cabineer project, GREENBOATS has accepted its first project in the outdoor-/ caravan industry.

This is also the starting signal for the label “GREENLANDER”. The aim is to create a platform in cooperation with our customers to develop and market product solutions made from sustainable materials for the caravan and off-road industry.

Greenlander logo

“Landgang”* of Greenboats

*“[…] the gradual adaptation of aquatic organisms to a terrestrial way of life, i.e. the process of colonization by organisms previously exclusively adapted to life in the water.”

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GREENBOATS is a proud partner of MarineShift360. Come and #joinTheShift!

MarineShift360 is a partnership-driven international collaboration that aims to drive positive, sustainable changes towards design and manufacturing in the marine industry. Backed by 11th Hour Racing as Founding Sponsor and Into the Blue as Project Partner, MarineShift360 is developing a bespoke Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) tool that enables the user to evaluate and compare materials and processes, investigate alternatives, and drive innovation to allow informed, environmentally and economically sustainable choices without compromising performance of the final product.