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A super sturdy, green, stick-on padeye!

A new padeye made in flax fibre and part bio-sourced resin and a full guide about modern rigging and knots, published in partnership with Voile Magazine: here’s how we choose to end this strange year to tackle 2021 auspiciously!

Combining performance and sustainable development was the challenge that Ino-Rope wanted to tackle by launching the Crazy Lobster: a stick-on textile padeye, made in flax fibre and resin that is part plant-based. This innovation was named after the company with which Ino-Rope partnered. They are specialised in R&D and in the manufacturing of parts in composite materials, notably for the nautical field.

Other than being eco-friendly, this new stick-on padeye is light and particularly resistant. With a working load of over 150 kg for a bonding surface of only 40 mm, this is the sturdiest padeye on the market, for working loads between 150 and 300 kg (depending on the type of glue used). Green and sturdy, the Crazy Lobster stands out with its curvaceous figure, specifically designed to avoid damaging ropes or skippers!

As a light, reliable, simple, discreet, ergonomically and more environmentally-friendly solution to hang or tie different elements on your boat, the Crazy Lobster is a clever addition to the Ino-Padeye range, whose first carbon model came out in 2019.

Flax fibre and part plant-based resin: what’s the point?

Why use flax? Because this natural fibre (95% produced for the textile industry and 5% for the automotive industry) has excellent mechanical properties, with a reduced energy balance compared to fibreglass or carbon. Flax is a plant fibre that’s 100 % biodegradable and/or recyclable, water-efficient, robust (requires few pesticides and fertilizers), locally produced (France is the world’s first flax producer) and waste-less (all parts of the plant are used).

Why use GreenPoxy56 ® resin? Because this resin is part bio-sourced. It’s one of the latest developments of green chemistry and it contains 56 % of plant-based carbon, which significantly reduces its environmental impact, for an equivalent resistance.

 

Stay tuned >> availability forecasted in early 2021 (1st quarter)