Sustainable Lightweighting With Natural Fibre Composites


Bcomp is the leading solutions provider for natural fibre reinforcements in high-performance applications from race to space.

The company started as a garage project in 2011 with a mission to create lightweight yet high-performance skis. The bCores™ were launched and successfully adopted by some of the biggest names in freeride skiing. The founders, materials science PhDs from EPFL, used flax fibres to reinforce the balsa cores and improve shear stiffness. Impressed by the excellent mechanical properties of flax fibres, the development to create sustainable lightweighting solutions for the wider mobility markets started.

Today, Bcomp is a leader in natural fibre composites for sustainable lightweighting. Our solutions are found from sports and motorsports to automotive interiors, luxury sailing yachts, bridges and satellite panels.

We believe in providing solutions, combining product performance with deep engineering knowledge, marketing communications and customer support all the way from idea to final product.

McLaren Racing F1 seat - with powerRibs

Our Impact

-85%

Reducing cradle-to-gate CO2 footprint by up to 85%*

* depending on the specific application

-50%

Reducing weight of entire components by up to 50%*

* depending on the specific application

-70%

Reducing use of plastic by up to 70%*

* depending on the specific application

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Viable end-of-life solutions like recycling into a new base material or energy recovery from a renewable base material*

* depending on the specific application

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Sustainable lightweighting

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Dematerialisation

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Circular solution

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Customisable appearance

Why Us?

Bcomp’s unique approach to applying the latest composites knowledge to natural fibres has caught the interest of many – the proprietary powerRibs™ reinforcement solution and the ampliTex™ technical fabrics have been developed to fully industrialised products, ready to help decarbonise large industries. From our roots in the sports industry to collaborating closely with the biggest OEMs, the Bcomp team is working tirelessly to make sure that we maximise the sustainable impact of our natural fibre solutions and help decarbonise the world for a better tomorrow. Natural fibre composites are the high-performance engineering material of a future that favours circular solutions without compromising performance. From automotive interior and exterior components to mass transportation applications like trains, buses and airplanes, from boats, sailing yachts and kayaks to surfboards, skis and rackets all the way to large infrastructure and everyday items like furniture, luggage or consumer electronics – our ampliTex™ and powerRibs™ solutions can help you to reduce weight, CO2 emissions and plastic use.

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Bcomp at Polestar Event Zurich Switzerland

Our Purpose

Bcomp, with its extensive knowledge in composites and natural fibres, exists to decarbonise
the world through high-performance bio-based materials in industries from automotive to mass transportation and from motorsports to sailing yachts, consumer electronics and infrastructure.
To realise this purpose, we proudly operate according to our 4 core values. In addition, in 2023
we developed a sustainability strategy that serves as a guardrail to our efforts in our daily
business.

Our Values

We Play Naturally Smart

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Certifications

Afaq 16949 automobile certification

IATF 16949 Certification

Afaq ISO 140001 environment certification

ISO 14001 Certification

Afaq iso 9001 quality certification

ISO 9001 Certification

ISCC Plus Certification

Certified B Corporation

B Corp Certification

Solar Impulse Efficient Solution

Award Winning Technologies

Bcomp’s ampliTex™ and powerRibs™ natural fibre solutions have won multiple awards over the years. We are incredibly honoured and proud of the amazing collaborations with our customers and partners that have lead to these awards. Together, we are able to push the boundaries of sustainable lightweighting and create game-changing products and parts from renewable composite reinforcements.

Swiss Economic Forum (SEF) Awards (2016)

PMW Awards (2023)

Crystal Cabin Awards (2022)

WMS Green Tech Award (2022)

JEC World Innovation Awards 2022 Winner

JEC Innovation Award (2022)

Company Milestones

2019

Hundreds of cars in 16 racing series worldwide with Bcomp natural fibre bodywork

2018

12+ customer development projects with automotive OEMs

2017

Motorsports market entry

2011

Company founded

Series C closing of USD 40M

European Yacht of The Year Special Mention at the Booth Düsseldorf with ecoracer

Bcomp’s flax-fibre bodywork for the Super Formula SF23 single seater wins the Chassis Technology category of the PMW Awards 2023

ISPO Gold award

JEC Innovation Award finalist with European Space Agency satellite panel

Partnership with Polestar – interior panels for large scale automotive

Fair Trade Town Fribourg

The town of Fribourg proudly received the Fair Trade Town label and Bcomp is more than happy to have contributed to this success

Autosport International Product Showcase Innovation Award

Member of the World Alliance for Efficient Solutions by Solar Impulse Foundation

Hundreds of cars in 16 racing series worldwide with Bcomp natural fibre bodywork

World Materials Forum award nominee

Most Innovative New Motorsport Product 2018

Within the framework of the European Space Agency Clean Space Initiative, funding for bio-composite activity

12+ customer development projects with automotive OEMs

Venture Kick

Recognized as Global Shaper by Venture Kick

Top 100 Swiss Startup rankings: 2nd place

Motorsports market entry, Partnership launches with Electric GT (racing adapted Tesla), Gillet (Vertigo for Pikes Peak) and DAB motors / YAMAHA

7th fastest growing company in Switzerland and one of Europe’s fastest growing companies according to Financial Times

Top 100 Swiss Startup rankings: 2nd place

30+ brands present skis with bCores™ at ISPO

Top 100 Swiss Startup rankings: 5th place

No. 4 Best Swiss High-Tech Startup

Top 100 Swiss Startup rankings: 6th place

ISPO Gold award

Innovation prize of the Canton of Fribourg

New generation of powerRibs™ enters the market

Top 100 Swiss Startup rankings: 6th place

Official launch of powerRibs™

CTI certification

Official launch of bCores™ and ampliTex™

ISPO overall winner Eco resp.

Venture Kick

Bcomp’s foundation

IMD

Winner of the IMD Startup Competition