Design for the carbon fiber gangway.
Design for the carbon fiber gangway.

An entrepreneur on Indiegogo.com has launched a project to fund the development of gangways made of carbon fiber.

MAUST Carbon Gangways are intended to weight only 5–8 kg for 230/270 cm x 40 cm gangway. The product will be made of 1-2 cm thick panels and is less than 10 cm when folded. Metal parts will be made of durable stainless steel, and it features a special anti-skid coating.

‘I worked at a company which produces carbon gangways, and started to think about making my own gangway, only much thinner and lighter than those previously made,’ said Aleksander Šcernjavic, who set up the project.

The Indiegogo page can be found here.

This story is reprinted from material from MAUST, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.