Some major car manufacturers call it re-style or upcycling or recycling and reuse.
They even manage to transform waste material into high-fashion items with the help of specialised partners.
We haven't gone that far yet in our company in Donoratico, but we certainly have the goal of environmental sustainability in mind. We have intervened in the management of the waste coming from carbon fabric, which is obviously used extensively in the construction of our boats. The process, which enables it to be recycled, is that of 'pyrolysis', entrusted to an external company, which consists of the decomposition of a complex substance by means of heat treatment.
The carbon remains are then returned to the company in the form of
fabric , with which we wrap the master of the new moulds.
A so-called non-woven fabric, whose filaments, having no direction, are the perfect anti-marking pad for the subsequent carbon fabric applications that make up the 'sandwich' of our Olympic hulls. It is a small, but hopefully important, contribution to the preservation of nature, which is the setting for the performances of the champions who have chosen Filippi.