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Exo Glass

A NEW GENERATION OF SURFBOARD FIBREGLASS

LIGHTER . STRONGER.

Shapers Australia is proud to release EXO-GLASS®, a worlds first in performance enhancing fibreglass developed by our specialised Shapers Composites division. EXO-GLASS® is a worlds first and has been specifically engineered to strike an optimal balance between strength, flex and performance.

EXO-GLASS® is a unique hybrid blend of high tensile S2 Glass and Shapers specialty E-Glass yarn woven into a 4Oz weighted cloth. The hybrid blend of S2 Glass and E-Glass creates a superior exoskeleton, that increases the inter-laminar shear, tensile and compressive strength properties.

Australian Innovation Patent #2019100757.

EXO-GLASS® is available in custom lengths and 4oz x 27" 100m rolls.

EXO-GLASS® is a performance enhancing fibreglass that is setting a new benchmark of how surfboards are made and perform with

STRENGTH WHERE YOU NEED IT / FLEX WHERE YOU WANT IT.

EXO-GLASS® Solutions

There is a genuine need in the surfboard manufacturing industry for advanced fibreglass solutions that are both cost-effective and compatible with existing production facilities.

EXO-GLASS® is the tech-driven solution to meet the high demands of surfboard production and modern day surfing.

EXO-GLASS® has excellent workability, impregnation and clarity that ensures ultra clear and ultra strong surfboards.

A Worlds First, New Generation Composite

Lighter. Stronger. More Durable

Superior Tensile Strength

Ultra Clear Laminations

Engineered to Deliver
Flex Based Performance

Innovative & Advanced Scheduling Options

STRENGTH WHERE YOU NEED IT / FLEX WHERE YOU WANT IT.

EXO-GLASS® vs E-Glass Properties

Terminology

LOAD & RELEASE: Ability to flex and project.
FLEXURAL PERFORMANCE: Ability to improve a blanks elasticity output.
STRENGTH/WEIGHT: Weight to strength ratio.
FATIGUE RESISTANCE: Prolonged performance lifespan.
BREAK RESISTANCE: Level of resistance before failure.

Outcomes

EXO-GLASS® significantly improves the break resistance compared to industry standard 4oz.

EXO-GLASS® delivers a faster surfing construction due advantageous flexural properties, including load and release.

EXO-GLASS® allows a board to maintain "pop/new board feel" for a longer period. EXO-GLASS improves the flexural performance of a blank, therefore enhances the boards performance.

EXO-GLASS® allows for a lighter finished board when following the suggested scheduling.

Please note: Performance may vary on a finished products due to blanks used & laminating techniques. Statistics are based on laminated UD panels and epoxy laminated surfboards.

Scheduling Weight to Strength

Outcomes

When using EXO GLASS it drastically improves the laminate tensile strength compared to industry 4oz E-Glass.

A tensile strength of an industry standard laminate 4*4*4 can be achieved by using 2 layers of EXO 4*4.

Excellent compression strength when using dual layer laminations.

Excellent substitute for 6oz. EXO is lighter and stronger composite.

Designed to achieve an excellent bond with both Epoxy and Polyester Resins.

PU/PE scheduling:
Comp Light: Single Deck and Single Bottom.
Standard: Single Deck with 1/2 Insert and Single Bottom.
XTRA Strong: Double Deck and Single Bottom. Or 1 layer Deck with an E-Glass

EPS/EP Scheduling:
Comp Light: Single Deck with 1/2 Insert and Single Bottom.
Standard: Double Deck and Single Bottom. Or 1 layer Deck with with an E-Glass Insert.
XTRA Strong: Double Deck and Single Bottom with 1/2 Insert. Or E-Glass Insert.

Please note: Performance may vary on a finished products due to blanks used & laminating techniques. Statistics are based on laminated UD panels and epoxy laminated surfboards. 

EXO-GLASS® IS AN EXCLUSIVE PRODUCT OF SHAPERS AUSTRALIA

Australian Innovation Patent #2019100757.

PU / PE Scheduling

COMP LIGHT
EXO x EXO

High Flex, High Performance.
Single layer of EXO-GLASS® on the deck.
Single layer of EXO-GLASS® on the bottom.

STANDARD
EXO x ½ EXO PATCH x EXO

Medium Weight, More Durable.
Single layer of EXO-GLASS® on the deck.
1/2 layer of EXO-GLASS® on the deck.
Single layer of EXO-GLASS® on the bottom.

XTRA STRONG
EXO * EXO * EXO

Most Durable, High Strength.
Double layer of EXO-GLASS® on the deck.
1 layer of EXO-GLASS® on the bottom.

EPS / Epoxy Scheduling

COMP LIGHT
EXO x ½ EXO x EXO

High Flex, High Performance.
Single layer of EXO-GLASS® on the deck.
½ layer of EXO-GLASS® on the deck.
Single layer of EXO-GLASS® on the bottom.

STANDARD
EXO x EXO x EXO

Medium Weight, More Durable.
Double layer of EXO-GLASS® on the deck.
Single layer of EXO-GLASS® on the bottom.

XTRA STRONG
EXO x EXO x EXO x ½ EXO

Most Durable, High Strength.
Double layer of EXO-GLASS® on the deck.
1 layer of EXO-GLASS® on the bottom.
½ layer of EXO-GLASS® on the bottom.

Coby Perkovich

"Having recently shaped and surfed a few PU and EPS boards with Standard
EXO-GLASS® scheduling, I noticed instantly the boards felt a little lighter under the arm. In the water the boards went amazing and we grabbed some good video footage in the first session. I was super impressed with the reduction in heel and foot compressions in the deck.
Shapers Australia is onto something here with EXO-GLASS® and as a shaper its exciting to know I'm using cutting edge products that will ultimately shine through in the quality of the end product that I am creating for my clients.