METUA FIBERGLASS TECHNOLOGY
The technology of our 2019 boards was improved to provide the best performance and more durability. Our boards are designed and shaped with a high-end technology with perfectly balanced weight, strength and impact resistant characteristics. Our latest METUA Fiberglass technology combines pre-coated EPS foam, a fiberglass layer and PMI foam as a deck reinforcement, a first full wrap 4OZ fiberglass layer, followed by a full wrap bamboo layer and a second full wrap 6OZ fiberglass layer, as well as a high performance gloss finish paint.
PRE COATED EPS FOAM
Our boards are shaped out of high density EPS foam and built from custom designed materials. The technology delivers a high energy resulting in ultimate speed and drive. The pre coated EPS Foam is high density EPS - expanded polystyrene foam – and has a high strength to weight ratio and good compression stability.
We then add a 4 oz fibreglass layer on the deck, as well as a layer of PMI Foam as a deck reinforcement.
We use 4OZ fiberglass under the PMI foam to give more strength on the boards standing area, so the rider can use all this surface during the paddling without damaging the board on the long term. Then, we add one full wrap 4OZ fiberglass layer, before the bamboo layer, as well as one full wrap 6OZ fibreglass layer on the whole board after it, to maximise the strength of our ALL ROUND METUA Fiberglass boards.
PMI FOAM (DECK & PLUGS REINFORCEMENT)
We use PMI foam material in our technology and construction to reinforce specific part of our hard boards. Added to the fiberglass layer, we use the PMI foam on the rider standing area as a deck reinforcement, and we also use it to reinforce the fin box and alls plugs (Go Pro plug, GPS Plug, leash plug, etc.) . Thanks to its fined cell size, the PMI foam ensures the minimum possible uptake resin, it provides as well an outstanding mechanical strength.
On top of the first fiberglass layer, we use a full wrap bamboo layer on the entire board. The bamboo is not visually visible on the board but we choose to use Bamboo layer in our METUA Fiberglass board construction because of all its intrinsic quality. The bamboo, as a building material, is a natural composite material with a high strength-to-weight ratio, which is useful for our board structures. It is also a great sustainable material (non-polluting, natural and renewable resource).
LOGOS & HIGH PERFORMANCE GLOSS FINISH PAINT
We then add our In Lams water transfert logo onto our boards, and we cover the entire board with a high performance gloss finish paint, which result into a higher speed and better penetration and glide in the water.