ALUULA is the brainchild of a British Columbia based team of experienced chemists and engineers who share a common passion for exploring and enjoying the outdoors. The initial objective of their ALUULA project was to engineer composite materials that would better serve the sports and pursuits that they loved the most.
First in their sights were kiteboarding and wing foiling. The standard legacy materials and seaming techniques, originally adopted from the sail industry, had stalled technical advancements of kites. Then in recent years, the new sport of wing foiling saw unprecedented levels of market growth. With wing construction techniques closely aligned with those of kiteboarding, it faced the same challenges with material development plateauing.
With interest in these sports driving the requirement for innovation, an arms race of sorts developed to createlighter and stronger materials that would enhance the performance, durability, and safety of both kites and wings. From the outset of the development process, the weight and performance objectives in the field of wind sports were clear, but it was also understood by the ALUULA Composites team that these materials would be exposed to harsh sun and abrasive beach environments. So to succeed, the next generation of composites would have to be tough as well. The challenge was on. Continua a leggere
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