Not Heavy. Not Metal.

November, 2018

You might never know what CFRTP is, but your back will be thankful for it.

Made up of carbon fibers impregnated with polycarbonate, the material is formed into unidirectional reinforced tapes and sheets that can be tuned to infinite combinations. Layering, cutting and laminating them generates a metal-like material that is extremely strong, stiff and lightweight.

In fact, CFRTP – exclusively manufactured by the German polymers giant Covestro – boasts the best strength-to-weight ratio of all standard composites on the market and even outperforms many metals, making it ideal for applications such as portable electronics, luggage, auto parts and sports equipment.

What’s more, unlike many other advanced materials, the ultra-customizable solution enables flexible, cost-efficient mass production.

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