Altuglas® and Bic Sport: surfing the waves together
The result is an unrivalled durable surface for SUP (Stand Up Paddle) boards, a specific “Leisure" application marketed all over the world.
Altuglas® HFI10 UVP10 was able to respond to BIC Sport’s need to develop a new range of high gloss coloured boards reflecting the new market trends at the same time as meeting the requirements for quality and durability, the trademark of BIC Sport.
“The Altuglas® HFI10 UVP10 resin, intended for co-extrusion on ABS, is produced in the form of granules on the Arkema site in Rho, in Italy. It gives a high gloss surface finish with great depth of colour. It acts as a real shield, protecting the underlying layer of ABS. Altuglas® HFI10 UVP10 offers the optimum trade-off between resistance to shocks and scratches and climatic ageing, giving the SUP board an exceptional stability of appearance,” stresses Benoit André, PMMA Resins Development Manager, based in Cerdato, the Arkema Polymers Centre of Expertise.
SUP users can go on surfing year after year, on coloured boards that never lose their pristine appearance.
Altuglas® HFI10 UVP10 opens up new horizons in the world of surfing!
Photos: L. Nevarez/BIC Sport
Find out more about PMMA resins:
Known as “acrylic glass”, this polymer (polymethylmethacrylate) has exceptional optical properties, superior to those of glass. These properties have lead it to become the material of choice across numerous industries such as automotive, medical, lighting and construction. These thermoplastic resins are perfect for injection molding, extrusion and co-extrusion applications.
Find out more about Altuglas International, a subsidiary of ARKEMA:
Altuglas International, world leader integrated in PMMA, is heavily involved in the field of engineered plastic - from MMA monomer to PMMA Acrylic glass – Altuglas International designs and manufactures highly innovative products tailored to the specific needs of its global customers. Its 1300 committed employees contribute daily to the success of its three areas of business (MMA, acrylic sheet and resins).
Find out more about Bic Sport :
The world market leader in the field of windsurf for over 20 years, in the last 20 years BIC Sport has diversified into the manufacture of surf boards, kayaks, sailing dinghies for children, and has most recently focussed its knowledge and experience on launching an extensive range of Stand Up Paddle boards. This latest brand new board sport is largely based on the principles of simplicity and accessibility that have underpinned BIC’s enduring success.
BIC Sport has become the world’s leading expert for water sports. A forerunner in the industrial scale manufacture of surf and SUP boards, a benchmark manufacturer in the demanding surf market, BIC Sport is also a European market leader in sit-on-top kayaks, with a range of innovative kayaks that have picked up numerous design awards. In competition sailing, BIC Sport is behind a new concept in Junior windsurf competitions, with the Techno 293 One Design that has seen massive growth in the last few years. And more recently BIC Sport has created a similar dynamic in the world of dinghy sailing, where their highly innovative O’pen BIC model has totally revitalised the world of child/youth dinghy racing. http://fr.bicsport.com/