AmpliTex & PowerRibs
Gurit recently started a collaboration with Bcomp, a Swiss high-tech start-up specialising in
sustainable light-weight materials, applying the latest composites knowledge to natural fibres. The
flax reinforcements are called ampliTex™ and powerRibs™. The ampliTex™ fabrics are ideal as
visual cosmetic layers in design, marine & sports applications thanks to their stunning finish. The
proprietary powerRibs™ technology is an extremely lightweight natural fibre reinforcement.
Inspired by leaf veins, it provides maximum stiffness at minimum weight by creating a rib structure
on one side of a thin-walled shell element. It is a revolutionary technology perfect for high