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27th October 2017, Le Cheylard

Chomarat to receive JEC Innovation Award

Windfoil board with a new carbon look. © ChomaratIn partnership with Cobra and Neilpryde, Chomarat will receive a JEC Innovation Award in the Sports & Leisure category in Seoul next month with C-Ply, for a windfoil board with a new carbon look.

“Chomarat provided Neilpryde and Cobra with its C-Ply Non-Crimp Fabric (NCF) technology to help them manufacture an innovative windfoil board, and we are very proud to be rewarded with our partners,” said Pascal Joubert des Ouches, Sports Equipment Market Director at Chomarat.

C-Ply Hexagonal

The unusual stitching of this carbon multiaxial NCF reinforcement aims to combine visual appeal and mechanical performance. C-Ply Hexagonal is an innovative carbon NCF with a unique stitching yarn designed to be visible within the resin and to capture resin colour pigments. The stitching yarn also improves fracture toughness compared to standard NCF, according to the manufacturer.

“We researched the right stitching yarn among multiple options before coming up with a tailor-made yarn solution. C-Ply Hexagonal provides a unique honeycomb carbon design that appeals to end users,” said Philippe Sanial, R&T Director at Chomarat.


C-Ply Non-Crimp Fabric (NCF) technology. © ChomaratOriginally dedicated to the design of aerospace and automotive parts, the concept is now successfully applied to the sports and leisure sector. In this innovative windfoil board construction, tows are spread to create thin plies, which are then stitched with precise ±45° angles.

The C-Ply NCF structure respects the fibre alignment and is optimised in terms of fibre angles and ply weights, thanks to unique spreading technology. The result is a carbon NCF reinforcement allowing structural design benefits, premium surface quality and overall parts cost savings.

“Bringing a new carbon visual signature for our high-performance C-Ply range of NCF is a key to boost retail sales in the whole sports & consumers product industry,” concluded Pascal Joubert des Ouches.


Established in 1898, Chomarat is an international industrial textile group, involved in three businesses: Composites Reinforcements, Construction Reinforcements, Coatings & Films–Textiles. The privately held company operates in France, Tunisia, the US and China.

Chomarat leads a strong innovation strategy, developing materials for the future. Hence, the Group invests in new technologies and enters into collaborative research programmes with universities and technical centres worldwide.

Chomarat offers technical know-how and mastery of complex technologies in fields ranging from automotive, aerospace, sports, energy, marine, construction, and also in markets requiring creativity and expertise, like luxury goods.

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