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Olympic standards in composites

Windsurf board to be used by all competitors in Marseille this July.

14th February 2024

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Thailand


Cobra International will present the iQFOiL windsurf board at the forthcoming JEC World 2024 composites exhibition in Paris from March 5-7.

Meeting all official 2024 Olympic Windsurfing Class standards for accuracy and consistency, the iQFOiL 95 will be the supplied equipment to be used by both male and female competitors at the 2024 Paris Olympics. The 220cm x 95cm board has a PVC, carbon and glass fibre sandwich construction that is vacuum moulded over an EPS foam core.

Cobra is the only manufacturer allowed to produce these boards and must adhere to the tightest tolerances for dimensions, weight and production accuracy. In addition to supplying the equipment for the 48 men and women who have qualified for the Olympic event in Marseille, France, which begins on July 28th 2024, Cobra has had to match this level of product quality for the hundreds of boards required by those aiming for qualification at the 2024 games.

Cobra will also showcase its depth of expertise in watersports composites at JEC by presenting the ultimate prepreg eFoil board – a Marc Newson collaboration with Flite – as well as a lightweight carbon fibre slalom canoe, a full carbon production surfboard and a natural hemp fibre-reinforced board.

Cobra Advanced Composites (CAC), the automotive business of Cobra International, will present a variety of different visual carbon fibre parts in autoclave, SMC and compression moulded technology. Furthermore, CAC will showcase components made with sustainable natural fibres and featuring various optical finishes. CAC has supplied automotive customers with lightweight composite components since 2006, and now offers a range of different materials, construction methods and surface finish options that allow premium car and motorcycle OEMs to select the optimum choice for their project.

“JEC World 2024 offers a unique global perspective on the latest innovations in the composite world,” said Cobra CEO Danu Chotikapanich. “We are particularly proud to showcase a piece of composite Olympic history this year – highlighting the exceptional quality and absolute consistency that the Cobra team has demonstrated with the new iQFOiL 95 board.”

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