Advanced companies bear witness the awareness of the environmental impact of their business models and applications Amer Yachts Abandoning Fiberglass for Volcanic Rock Fiber FILAVA
2 August 2019. Permare Group’s Amer Yachts has announced it is ditching fibreglass in an effort to commit to sustainable yacht production. Instead, the builder has committed to constructing yachts out of the volcanic fibre FILAVATM of ISOMATEX S.A. which is composed of “enriched volcanic rock”.
Unlike fibreglass, the material is “completely recyclable”, with Amer claiming it can be “recycled indefinitely”.
To mark its commitment to innovative eco construction, the Italian builder has signed an agreement with GS4C, the exclusive agent for the products of ISOMATEX S.A. relating to naval applications in Europe.
GS4C will also design and build the first non-structural FILAVATM based element that will feature in the yard’s next new superyacht.
Amer said the FILAVATM material is softer and easier to handle than fibreglass, as well as having higher fire resistance.
It is primed to “set a new standard for sustainable composite manufacturing,” the yard said.
More details about the yard’s commitment to the sustainable material will be revealed at the Genoa International Boat Show in September.