T-Formex is a high tech ABS plastic laminate, specially designed for products that require structural memory and a resistance to abrasion and impacts. These characteristics makes it the best choice for recreational, whitewater, and expedition canoes. It is superior to all other materials in this regard, including Royalex.
Comprised of an ABS plastic foam core, layers of ABS plastic sheets, and a protective outer skin, the various layers of T-Formex are bonded together with heat and pressure in a large autoclave. When it is time to make a canoe hull, the sheet is again heated and then vacuum molded to form the hull.
Reinforcements are positioned within the sheet to maximize rigidity, resistance to impacts, and durability, all while trying to minimize weight. The resulting canoe has an unmatched structural memory. Even after being folded around a rock, a T-Formex canoe will be able to return to its original shape with minimal distortion.
Additionally, our hulls, gunnels, caps, & seats are stronger than ever. Our expertise has been honed for generations, and we believe that the details are important. We have learned what works best, and we are committed to the continually improving our product.