Swift Makes Lightweight Canoes Built with TeXtreme®

BORÅS, Sweden, January 7, 2015 --

Leading Canadian canoe manufacturer Swift Canes & Kayaks released a version of their Keewaydin 16 model, featuring TeXtreme® Spread Tow carbon fabrics, in 2014. At Toronto Boat Show on January 10th - 18th 2015 they are introducing their popular Prospector 16 model built with a TeXtreme®hybrid fabric made of co-mingled carbon fiber and Innegra®tapes.

"Advancements in carbon fiber technology are changing the way we design products. It has changed the approach of the automotive, sailing, hockey, cycling, and aerospace worlds, to name a few, and its effect on the paddle sports industry is growing exponentially. Using TeXtreme® creates an ultra-lightweight canoe that's got an unmatched strength to weight ratio. Using our signature resin infusion process, the TeXtreme® cloth generates a unique pattern on the hull that's coupled with increased abrasion resistance compared to our standard carbon cloth. If you want a canoe that's as strong as it is light, there's nothing out there like TeXtreme®." says Bill Swift, President of Swift Canoe & Kayak.

TeXtreme® Spread Tow carbon fiber reinforcements are used in applications and products requiring weight savings, improved strength and stiffness. In general customers using TeXtreme® achieves weight savings of about 20-30% on the finished composite parts, compared to when using conventional carbon fiber reinforcements.

The Swift canoe is one of many applications that are using TeXtreme® Spread Tow carbon reinforcements. Other applications reinforced by TeXtreme® are: bicycles, America's Cup boats, Formula 1/NASCAR cars/Le Mans cars, ice hockey sticks, golf shafts, advanced aerospace parts, table tennis blades, floorball sticks etc.

To read more about the Toronto Boat Show go to: www.torontoboatshow.com/

About Swift Canoe & Kayak

Swift Canoe and Kayak is Canada's leading manufacturer of fiberglass, Kevlar, carbon-Kevlar, carbon, Royalex, Royalite canoes and kayaks. Started in 1989 with the mission to build the finest recreational and wilderness tripping canoes possible, in 1995 the company also started to produce kayaks. Every Swift design is created by professional designers using modern design technology tempered with practical experience. These designs have redefined the standards of performance and beauty in canoes and kayaks.

About TeXtreme®

TeXtreme® Spread Tow reinforcements is the ultimate choice for making ultra light composites. TeXtreme® Technology is flexible and tow-size independent which enables development of optimized reinforcement solutions tailor-made for specific application needs. Utilization of TeXtreme® Spread Tow carbon fabrics and carbon UD tapes by manufacturers of advanced aerospace, industrial and sports products confirms that 20-30% lighter composite parts can be produced with improved mechanical properties and superior surface smoothness.

TeXtreme® is a registered trademark owned by Oxeon AB. Founded in 2003, Oxeon has quickly established itself as the market leader in Spread Tow reinforcements with its products marketed under the brand name TeXtreme®. http://www.textreme.com

For press statements, please contact: Carmen Baum / Marketing Manager/ Swift Canoe & Kayak / Tel: + 1 800 661 1429 / E-mail: carmen.baum@swiftcanoe.com

For other press inquiries, please contact: Emma Dornerus / Communications Manager/ Oxeon AB / Tel: +46 33 340 18 09/ E-mail: emma.dornerus@textreme.com

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