In-B-Pole – Innovation in bio-based production of ski pooles – step 1

The project ran between November 2021 and April 2022.

The aim of the project was to manufacture a telescopic pole in composite materials using flax as reinforcement and a biobased bio-based epoxy as a matrix that meets the strength requirements set according to the requirement specification. The prototypes that have been manufactured meet these goals. A goal for Kang Poles was also to see if the production can take place in Sweden. requirements specification of KangPole has been the basis for the calculations for the design. A rod with a slightly larger diameter was chosen, and the materials were chosen to have good manufacturing properties and to withstand strength/stiffness demands. Several pipes to test that the mechanical requirements were achievable were manufactured. These were tested with promising results and the prototype production was started. The prototypes were tested both with mechanical tests and in practice.


Kang Poles, Podcomp, RISE SICOMP and Borås University.


The project’s total budget was 1 MSEK.