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29th April 2016, Le Cheylard

Chomarat to present lightweight ski produced with C-PLY at JEC Americas

The Mythic 87 line of Dynastar’s skis uses Chomarat’s C-PLY multiaxial carbon reinforcements. © ChomaratChomarat, a producer of technical textiles for reinforcement, roofing and moulding applications, will present its latest sports and leisure application at the upcoming JEC Americas trade show for composite materials that takes place from 3-5 May in Atlanta, GA.

The company will exhibit the Dynastar’s lightweight ski produced with C-PLY, a multiaxial carbon reinforcement now produced at the Group’s US facility in SC. Combining surface appearance and performance, C-PLY is dedicated for use in the sports equipment market.

Dynastar ski

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,” said Michel Cognet, Chomarat Group Managing Director.

The structure of C-PLY carbon reinforcement is optimized in terms of angles, ply weight and fibre alignment, in order to achieve a balance between strength and responsiveness, between high performance and weight. This is said to make for a lightweight yet powerful ski, the company reports.

“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,” explained Dynastar Product Manager, Franz Marsan.

Advanced US composites plant

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. “C-PLY is the new benchmark solution when you are looking for lower weight and lower costs while maintaining high performance,” said John Leatham, Sales and Marketing Director for Chomarat North America.

The facility also produces woven carbon fabrics (C-WEAVE) and uses the advanced technology to make high quality, cosmetically superior fabrics for demanding applications.

Chomarat

Chomarat, a producer of technical textiles for reinforcement, roofing and moulding applications, is focused on manufacturing products for a number of markets.

These include the wind energy market, the oil and gas market, the construction industry and also high end fabrics that have a cosmetic appeal out of carbon fibre that are used in the automotive market as well as the sports and leisure goods.

www.chomarat.com

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