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Interview with Arnaud Bouquet, Sales Manager, Sports and Leisure, Porcher Industries

Porcher Sport showcased its GreenLite range of fabrics at this year’s JEC World, which took place in Paris, in March.

14th May 2018

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Paris

Sports/​Outdoor

Arnaud Bouquet, Sales Manager for Sports and Leisure at Porcher Industries. © Inside CompositesPorcher Sport, the Sports and Leisure brand of Porcher Industries and an innovator of lighter, safer and more durable reinforcements for sporting equipment, showcased its GreenLite range of fabrics at this year’s JEC World, which took place in Paris, in March.

Previously recognised with the renowned JEC Composites Innovation Award, GreenLite fabrics use low density cellulose fibres to produce a range of reinforcements that are biodegradable, highly compatible with bio-resins and suitable for large volume manufacturing of bio-based composite sporting goods such as ski’s, snowboards, rackets, and bike frames.  

Inside Composites spoke to Arnaud Bouquet, Sales Manager for Sports and Leisure at Porcher Industries, who is responsible for developing sales of high performance textiles and composites designed for sport products technologies in Europe.

What makes GreenLite so interesting for the sports segment?

Arnaud Bouquet: Sport has been our first target market for GreenLite, and there has been a great interest from surfboard manufacturers in particular, because the surfing community, as well as other outdoor sports enthusiasts, are very serious about environmental sustainability and are continuously looking for alternatives that the industry can offer, such as biodegradable and recyclable solutions...

Read the full interview on our Inside Composites website

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