Connect with us

Featured

The Crowdfunding Round of NLcomp Closes with Almost €500,000

NLcomp’s idea starts from the observation that fiberglass, now used in many industrial and sports applications, is not recyclable efficiently and is highly polluting to the environment. A European Union study on nautical tourism found about 80,000 boats abandoned on the continent, of which only 2,000 were disposed of in an appropriate and environmentally sound manner. New, stricter laws will force boat owners and shipyards to find one or more remedies to the end-of-life issue in the coming years.

Published

on

(Featured image by user32212 via Pixabay)

Northern Light Composites is an innovative startup operating since 2020 in the Sustainable Composites sector with the goal of offering the market a concrete, highly sustainable, and already validated solution to the problem of fiberglass non-recyclability.

The startup closed an equity crowdfunding round on Ecomill with a raise of €498,500, thanks to 31 investors, against a minimum target of 300,000. The company presented a pre-money valuation of €2.7 million.

Born2Invest mobile application is bringing all the crowdfunding news and business news from trusted sources to a single screen so you can stay on top of the market. The application is aggregating the most important and breaking news from relevant websites, the list is always revised and updated with new resources. 

A new recyclable composite material to replace fiberglass

NLcomp’s idea starts from the observation that fiberglass, now used in many industrial and sports applications, is not recyclable efficiently and is highly polluting to the environment. Moreover, fiberglass is used in many markets and products such as marine, wind blades, panels and piping, RVs, molds (for any application), and many furniture goods (chairs, sofas, etc…).

The company has developed and patented rComposite™, a new, highly sustainable composite material, which will be proposed in the coming years mainly for recreational boating. But the potential goes beyond boating, so much so that NLcomp expects to expand its business in the future beyond boating to a variety of applications on other types of industrial artifacts.

Why boating

Boats, due to the high cost of disposing of fiberglass, are often abandoned in fields, marinas, and unfortunately even at the bottom of the sea.

SEE ALSO  Why the Crowdfunding Sector in Spain Fell 17% in 2020

A European Union study on nautical tourism found about 80,000 boats abandoned on the continent, of which only 2,000 were disposed of in an appropriate and environmentally sound manner.

New, stricter laws will force boat owners and shipyards to find one or more remedies to the end-of-life issue in the coming years.

To demonstrate that rComposite™ is a widely validated, and therefore market-ready, technology, nlcomp™ built a racing boat – Ecoracer – measuring 7.69 meters, testing it throughout 2022.

Ecoracer was the world’s first boat built of thermoplastic resin and flax fiber and is also equipped with recyclable sails, an electric motor, and solar panels. This high-tech boat won the Italian Minialtura Championship on Lake Garda in 2022, beating 40 fiberglass hulls.

__

(Featured image by user32212 via Pixabay)

DISCLAIMER: This article was written by a third party contributor and does not reflect the opinion of Born2Invest, its management, staff or its associates. Please review our disclaimer for more information.

This article may include forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements generally are identified by the words “believe,” “project,” “estimate,” “become,” “plan,” “will,” and similar expressions. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks as well as uncertainties, including those discussed in the following cautionary statements and elsewhere in this article and on this site. Although the Company may believe that its expectations are based on reasonable assumptions, the actual results that the Company may achieve may differ materially from any forward-looking statements, which reflect the opinions of the management of the Company only as of the date hereof. Additionally, please make sure to read these important disclosures.

First published in Crowdfunding buzz, a third-party contributor translated and adapted the article from the original. In case of discrepancy, the original will prevail.

Although we made reasonable efforts to provide accurate translations, some parts may be incorrect. Born2Invest assumes no responsibility for errors, omissions or ambiguities in the translations provided on this website. Any person or entity relying on translated content does so at their own risk. Born2Invest is not responsible for losses caused by such reliance on the accuracy or reliability of translated information. If you wish to report an error or inaccuracy in the translation, we encourage you to contact us.

J. Frank Sigerson is a business and financial journalist primarily covering crypto, cannabis, crowdfunding, technology, and marketing. He also writes about the movers and shakers in the stock market, especially in biotech, healthcare, mining, and blockchain. In the past, he has shared his thoughts on IT and design, social media, pop culture, food and wine, TV, film, and music. His works have been published in Investing.com, Equities.com, Seeking Alpha, Mogul, Small Cap Network, CNN, Technology.org, among others.