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Company says sustainable materials give it longer life
An Isle of Man based company has launched the worlds first fully recyclable power boat – and it will be used for patrols by Police Scotland.
ExoTechnologies, based in Douglas, produced the vessel entirely out of sustainable and recyclable material.
According to the company’s chief innovation officer, the workboat has a longer life than that of a normal boat because it has more ‘stronger’ and sustainable material.
Once its come to the end of its lifespan, it can be recycled to something else.
Jeroen Wats says its a milestone for the company:
Glasgow-based boat builder, The Ultimate Boat Company (UBC), with their parent company Exo Technologies, have developed a new fully recyclable and sustainable composite material for its high-performance boat hulls.
The material, named DANU, has been created as an alternative to glass reinforced plastic (GRP), to combat the growing problem of landfill. This year’s huge rise in the number of abandoned boats around the UK is expected to further increase over the coming years and 250 million kilos of GRP is dumped in Europe each year.
More good news! Hot off the press…we’ve been shortlisted as a finalist in the Sustainability category of the JEC Innovation Awards. This is for DANU, our super-strong, recyclable, and sustainable composite. Winners will be announced during the JEC Connect online event, 1-2 June. Fingers crossed!
JEC Composites Connect is the online meeting place for all the composites community.
We’re in great company alongside global brands such as BMW Group and Ford Motor Company as finalists in the JEC Composites Innovation Awards. We’re proud of being shortlisted in the ‘Sustainability’ category and we’re looking forward to the ceremony on the 2nd June! The JEC Innovation Awards identify, promote and reward the most innovative composites projects worldwide.
We’re really proud to see our revolutionary new recyclable and sustainable composite material, DANU, included in the latest issue of IBI magazine. We’re featured on page 98, as part of their focus article that talks about innovations for a sustainable future.