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1. Natural flax linen fiber pre-impregnated (prepreg) with post-industry, plant-based resin. 'Prepregs' are a class of heat-cured materials generally stored in a freezer to promote shelf life.
2. Lingrove's signature product allows for complex curves with 3D linear grain with a natural finish quality and customizable color, opacity and fiber orientation. High performance Ekoa prepregs are US made.
Like all composites, Ekoa is made of fabric + resin, BUT is plant-based rather than from fossil fuels. CO2 negative fiber and eco-resin is worker and planet friendly. Learn More
Natural damping enhances product feel by absorbing higher frequency vibrations. Low density Ekoa offers 3x the vibration damping of glass and 20% more than carbon.
Our natural composites are 15% lower density than carbon fiber. Ekoa's stiffness-to-weight ratio surpasses aerospace fiberglass (E-glass) perfect for most demanding applications.
Ekoa may look like wood but it offers a rare blend of high performance and aesthetics resulting in simply better products that are stronger, lighter and with a better feel.
Click to download a PDF for our Pre-Preg products.
EKOATAPE + WHITE SUBSTRATE
Ekoa is slightly translucent allowing for a wide range of finish options by either lightening or darkening the substrate. With an Ekoa/carbon fiber ‘hybrid’ layup, the workpiece has a dark hardwood Ekoa look plus the added rigidity of carbon fiber. Finishes can be further dialed in via fiber orientation, as well as resin tinting and fiber dye for larger orders.
EKOA + CARBON FIBER
This dragon boat paddle sports an Ekoa layer over carbon fiber with a dark natural finish. It is completed with some variety of the dark carbon fibers showing through the lighter and slightly translucent Ekoa. This is the perfect example of Ekoa replacing the typical carbon fiber woven look for a natural look with greater vibration damping and no compromise in performance.