T-Formex, the next generation of ABS

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T-Formex, the next generation of ABS

Post by Eli » Mon May 05, 2014 9:32 pm

Royalex, like canoeing, will evolve, not die!

I can't seem to upload the image of Esquif's Press Release, but they announced today that they will be producing T-Formex, the next generation of Royalex, available for distribution in early 2015.

Hopefully we will have prototypes on the water near you this summer!
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Re: T-Formex, the next generation of ABS

Post by ezwater » Mon May 05, 2014 11:07 pm

I very much admire that company. And if it weren't for my fear that my wife might kill me, I would buy and try almost everything they produce.

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Re: T-Formex, the next generation of ABS

Post by Wendy » Tue May 06, 2014 2:32 am

Great news Eli! Let us know when you have one

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Re: T-Formex, the next generation of ABS

Post by Sir Adam » Tue May 06, 2014 12:58 pm

That IS great news! I tried to find out a bit more, or find the press release to post here, but I haven't yet. If someone comes across it please post it...
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Re: T-Formex, the next generation of ABS

Post by Sir Adam » Tue May 06, 2014 1:17 pm

In theory this is the press release Eli mentioned:

http://www.completepaddler.ca/blog.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Hopefully they won't mind the link!
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Re: T-Formex, the next generation of ABS

Post by Bob P » Tue May 06, 2014 2:33 pm

Nice. I wonder whether Esquif will sell the material to other manufacturers.
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Re: T-Formex, the next generation of ABS

Post by jchasse » Tue May 06, 2014 8:09 pm

Yes we'll provide material to other manufacturers!

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Re: T-Formex, the next generation of ABS

Post by Sir Adam » Tue May 06, 2014 8:58 pm

Sounds like a huge plus for the whole paddling community!

Any info out there about T-Formex's properties?
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Re: T-Formex, the next generation of ABS

Post by rainfoot » Tue May 06, 2014 9:10 pm

The Esquif Taureau is currently made from something called "T-form Elite." Is this material somehow related? They both contain ''T-form"...
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Re: T-Formex, the next generation of ABS

Post by arhdc » Wed May 07, 2014 12:24 am

:D On supplying material to other manufacturers!

Well Done!!!
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Re: T-Formex, the next generation of ABS

Post by yarnellboat » Wed May 07, 2014 3:54 am

Merci Jacques!

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Re: T-Formex, the next generation of ABS

Post by Bob P » Wed May 07, 2014 12:22 pm

Esquif is definitely one of "The Good Guys". :D
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Re: T-Formex, the next generation of ABS

Post by ohioboater » Wed May 07, 2014 1:38 pm

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Re: T-Formex, the next generation of ABS

Post by teleman73 » Sun May 11, 2014 3:47 pm

I read that it will allow manufactures to continue to use the royalex molds and uses the same abs core but has a new proprietary outer layer. While I have no doubts that coming from Esquif it will be of high quality, hopefully they can keep it in the same price range as royalex.

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Re: T-Formex, the next generation of ABS

Post by JFC » Sun May 11, 2014 5:03 pm

I just think it's great news that a canoe manufacturer will be in control of supply. It was in PolyOne's best interest to close a small product line. It will likely be in Esquif's best interest to grow their market.

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