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Tech Time: Infused Glass

  • By Edison Conner
  • In Tech

Taping a hyperlite wakesurf ready to hotcoat

The Basics

Varial has created a new patent-pending process for glassing boards, called Infused Glass. Drawing on our core competencies of adapting aerospace technologies for the advancement of surfboard performance, Varial has developed a revolutionary vacuum bagged glassing product. 

How does it work?

The process, currently used to make large wind turbine blades and racing boat hulls, infuses polyester or epoxy resin into the fiberglass under vacuum pressure in one shot.  This produces a uniform laminate that’s tight to the shape with extremely low resin content.  We then have the ability to isolate and engineer specific characteristics into the skins of the surfboard for any desired performance attributes.

Channel Islands Rocket Wide with Infused Glass

 

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