INCA

BioBalsa

HIGH PERFORMANCE, UNIFORM, LOWER COST ALTERNATIVE TO BALSA WOOD & PET FOAM CORES

MARKET OPPORTUNITY

Low density and high strength make balsa wood an essential core material in boats and wind turbine blades. The wind energy and marine industries use $290M per year. This demand has led to the deforestation of Ecuadorian forests. Prices are skyrocketing, quality is falling and balsa is in short supply. Industry is substituting fossil fuel-based PET foam but seeking sustainable, high performance alternatives.

PRODUCT ADVANTAGES

INCA has developed and patented a novel way of converting hemp hurd into BioBalsa, a direct replacement for balsa wood and PET. It has consistent properties and the strength required for installation in all sections of the turbine blades as well as marine applications.

PARTNER

INCA has signed a development and commercialization agreement with Gurit, a global manufacturer and distributor of composite solutions to the wind energy, aerospace and marine industries.

INCA Bio Balsa

UNMATCHED SUSTAINABILITY

co2

As compared to BALSAWOOD

107%

less carbon emissions

co2

As compared
to PET

164%

less carbon emissions

INCA BIOBALSA™ AS COMPARED WITH CONVENTIONAL ALTERNATIVES

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The industries we serve are actively seeking an alternative core material... We believe that INCA’s BioBalsa panels may be this alternative...

“Gurit provides advanced composite solutions to the wind energy, marine and other industries. Our portfolio of structural core materials, prepregs, adhesives, and engineering services is recognized world-wide. The industries we serve are actively seeking an alternative core material that can deliver the compressive and sheer strength of balsa. Our customers also share aggressive sustainability goals. We believe that INCA’s BioBalsa panels may be this alternative and look forward to partnering with them to develop and, if proven successful, to commercialize the product.”

ERNST LUTZ
Chief Technology Officer
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