powerRibs™ automotive interiors
Bcomp

How would you describe your solution in a few words?

Lightweighting is one of the key challenges for the mobility of the future.
The patented powerRibs™ is a reinforcement grid made in natural fibres, creating a 3D structure on the b-side of a thin-walled shell element – maximizing stiffness at minimal weight. It enables up to 50% weight reduction and 80% plastic reduction in automotive interior panels – improved performance, safety, CO2 footprint, cost neutral and efficient in production.

 

Collaborations include the European Space Agency and 12 development projects for leading global automotive OEMs incl. Polestar, have 6 patents and won JEC Innovation Award.

 

 

 

Who are your customers?

End customers are global automotive brands, buying through Tier 1s. Polestar is the first public collaboration; development projects w 12 OEMs.

What are the environmental benefits of your solution? 

  • reducing weight up to 50% which reduces the energy needed to move the vehicle -> less fuel
  • reducing the amount of material that needs to be produced
  • using a more sustainable material, reduce plastic by up to 80%

How do you manage to exist on the market? 

Highly innovative solutions that offer a more sustainable solution without compromising performance or cost – and a networked, customer-centric go-to-market strategy, followed by first-class engineering support for reversed engineering and successful implementation. Also, we hope to be a genuinely nice company to work with and believe in building a sustainable business that will have a positive impact, and adding value to our customers also by unique marketing opportunities.

 

 

Nominated Solution: powerRibs™ automotive interiors

Company: Bcomp Ltd.

Further Information: www.bcomp.ch

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