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BARCHE – MARCH 2020

1 March 2020

From the article:
Another WORLD COULD BE by Niccolò Volpati - photo by Andrea Muscatello
Fibreglass isn’t the only solution. Filava is a composite made of basalt and other minerals; it is perfect for boats and, best of all, it is 100% recyclable

«THE TECHNOLOGY EXISTS, IT ISN’T TRUE TO SAY THAT THERE IS NO ALTERNATIVE TO FIBREGLASS», says Enrico Benco, co-founder of GS4C together with Cristiana Talon.

Have you ever asked yourself what happens to boats when they come to the end of their lives?

Recycling materials is governed by rules. To be effective, a material cannot lose value. If in its second life a “noble” compound becomes a “poor” one, the recycling has not been very efficient. That is Filava’s first big advantage.

When Filava is recycled it returns to being the same material it was at the beginning. In practice, whatever the starting point is, at the end of the cycle the same composite material is always obtained. It is 100% recyclable and never loses value