Future Tech: Is wood the future technology that will replace GRP?


Once the default boatbuilding material worldwide, wood largely gave way to fibreglass more than 50 years ago. But a new, recyclable bioplastic made from wood fibres holds promise as a sustainable alternative to GRP, and could bring boatbuilding full circle

There’s a lot of truth in the expression everything old is new again… could wood make a comeback as a key boatbuilding material as a fiber in new high-tech bioplastics?

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