Podcast Pitch – Boston Materials

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The carbon fiber composites industry is massive, encompassing everything from airplanes to automobiles to wind turbines and even sports equipment like golf clubs.

Now, a new company called Boston Materials is ready to flip the $25 billion industry on its head with an evolved and stronger carbon fiber composite, enabling the construction of lighter and more durable structures and vehicles for almost the same cost.

Founders Anvesh Gurijala and Michael Segal, along with Northeastern University Professor Randall Erb have developed a new process of reinforcing traditional, two-dimensional carbon fiber composites by vertically aligning microscopic fibers to create a three-dimensional carbon composite.

The result is a material, commonly referred to in the industry as “prepreg” that is five times stronger in the Z-axis compared to standard carbon fiber composites and vastly improves delamination resistance.

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