Boating industry

AIMPLAS provides solutions to the main problems facing companies in the boating industry.

Reduction of costs and manufacturing times

Environmental impact

Operating issues

Materials with advanced features

Our solutions for the boating industry

Development of new advanced materials

  • Enhanced material properties: mechanical properties, electrical and thermal conductivity, antimicrobial properties.
  • Fire-resistant materials and smoke dampers.
  • Anti-icing systems and other advanced coatings based on self-assembly systems.
  • Materials with electromagnetic shielding properties to prevent interference.
  • Integrating electronic components into plastic materials (Plastronics): flexible electronics and in-mould electronics.
  • Development of dissimilar material systems (polymer-metal or two different kinds of polymers).

Development of more sustainable products

  • Ecodesign for the development of sustainable products, optimization of materials and use of recycled plastic materials.
  • Inclusion and compatibility of recycled plastic materials.
  • Replacement of metallic materials with polymer or composite materials in parts used in different industries.
  • Development of high-performance biocomposites for applications inside boats.
  • Replacement of traditional materials with bioplastics (headrests, trays, carpet…)
  • Environmental impact assessment (Carbon footprint, LCA).

Reduction of costs and manufacturing times

  • Study of how to automate composite manufacturing processes.
  • Development of fast-curing systems in composites: microwave, UV.
  • Cost reduction in the manufacture of polyurethane moulds by carrying out industrial testing.
  • Additive manufacturing and 3D printing – manufacture of short or customized production runs.
  • Reduction of CO2 emissions by using out-of-autoclave composite manufacturing processes.

Advice on improving properties

  • Advice on the analysis of causes of failure, breakage, and malfunctioning.
  • Control and characterization: identification and quantification of additives and fillers, ageing, climate tests, mechanical properties, fatigue, surface properties…
  • Enhanced properties by combining polymers, additivation and/or polymer modification and processing conditions.
  • Technical reports for arbitration and expert reports.
  • Training on materials, processes and plastic material characterization.

Our projects

blindaje ligero embarcaciones


Reducing the weight of armoured patrol boats using composite materials



Innovative flexible container system for cost-effective, ecological transport of fresh water

Find out more about these technologies

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