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The Canadians have developed death proof canoes from basalt composite

Nova Craft, the Canadian boat’s builder company from Ontario has developed and tested a composite canoe made from basalt fabric and a specialized plastic.

Necessary rock studies of the gabbro and andesite basalt groups for the suitability as the raw material base for the production of continuous basalt fiber (CBF). A unique technique including laboratory melting and pilot-industrial melting at the high-tech equipment.

A new super resilient material got the name TuffStuff and videos about this material testing went viral. To present the novelty as a sturdy and death proof stuff, the company president Tim Miller is beating the bottom of the boat with a sledgehammer, standing and bouncing atop it, and finally dropping it off the top of a 100 foot building, all of which amounts to little damage.

But it was not enough for the experimenters. Tougher testing conditions made them wrap the canoe around a boulder in whitewater. Although visibly damaged after the testing, it was still seaworthy.

A new canoe line is designed for tourists and members of expeditions, the weight of this canoe is about 20% lighter than the American counterpart Royalex. However, such a robust companion isn’t cheap, the price starts from $ 2,500

Industries: Shipbuilding

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