San Diego, California -- Malama Composites, which makes high-performance polyurethane foams using bio-based renewable resources, said 14 Nov that it has joined Spain's Green Comm Racing Team at the Americas Cup sailing competition, with the aim of promoting environmental innovation and technology within the sailing industry.
"Our materials enable manufacturers to produce products that are stronger, lighter, faster and far more environmentally responsible than alternative core materials. Our partnership with the Green Comm Racing Team provides a fantastic venue to premier the next generation of sustainable materials, and we are honored to be a part of it," said David Saltman, chairman and ceo of Malama Composites, in a company statement.
Francesco De Leo, executive chairman of Green Comm Racing, said: "This is a unique opportunity to rally some of the best minds in the world behind a very exciting goal: designing and manufacturing the ultimate renewable energy machine - a winning America's Cup boat. Our goal is to promote a green agenda by leveraging the media impact of one of pinnacle sport events in the world."
San Diego, California-based Malama Composites says it produces rigid polyurethane foams from soya polyols and other renewable resources. The resulting panels serve as a lightweight structural core material in the manufacturing of boat hulls, wind-turbine blades, movie sets and surfboards.
According to the company, its foams compete effectively in terms of cost and performance with petroleum-based foams. Malama also claims its products contain "no toxic resins or additives, and can be easily reused or recycled."