powerRibs™ Natural Fibre Reinforcement for High Performance

The award-winning powerRibs™ technology is an extremely lightweight, high-performance natural fibre reinforcement grid. Inspired by leaf veins, powerRibs™ add maximal stiffness at minimal weight by creating a 3D structure on one side of a thin walled shell element. This enables using less base material, decreasing weight as well as consumables and therefore cost in production. The proprietary technology is perfect for high-performance applications such as replacing or reinforcing carbon fibres in motorsport bodywork or making stiff and lightweight structures for anything from luggage to architectural design elements.

ampliTex and powerRibs roof panel

Increased performance

powerRibs™ can triple the flexural bending stiffness and thereby decrease both material use and weight, while improving vibration damping. When powerRibs™ are combined with our ampliTex™ technical fabrics it creates a full natural fibre layup that matches the performance in weight and stiffness of thin-walled monolithic carbon fibre structures. powerRibs™ also work excellently to reinforce carbon fibres and glass fibres.

powerRibs™ Product Range

powerRibs, 5022


product code 5022

Related Manufacturing Processes

We have collaborated closely with industry leaders from different markets to help them work with our natural fibre composite solutions in the best possible way and optimise our products for the most efficient and widely used production processes.

Mercedes-AMG GT4 with natural fibre composite bumper - powerRibs
Sabelt prototype car seat with natural fibre ampliTex shell
vacuum infusion with ampliTex and powerRibs

Flax fibre quality

The flax fibre quality, yarn thickness and twist are all highly engineered for optimal mechanical properties in the final composite part. The fibres are specifically treated to optimise the fibre-matrix interface. We use European flax and the fibremix is thoroughly controlled for consistent quality over time.


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