Arkema 3 Mini 6.50 prototype: An unusual boat made from Recyclable Composite

Arkema 3 is a concentrate of innovations like no other sailboat in its category before. First of all with its construction process involving the use of Elium®, the first liquid thermoplastic resin allowing the manufacture of recyclable composite parts.

This monohull is also notable by its many technical and architectural innovations: rounded stem, tilting foils, canting keel, wing mast, adjustable forestay, retractable bowsprit, etc.

The hull and the bridge of this 6.5 m boat are made entirely from recyclable thermoplastic composite, thanks to the Elium® resin, infused with carbon fiber. This liquid acrylic resin is processed in the same way as the resins traditionally used in boat building, and features all their mechanical properties, but is recyclable unlike those resins.

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