Lightweight Reading: COBRA International celebrates 40th year with retrospective book

Looking back on 40 years of COBRA International composites for watersport products – and beyond.


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Renowned manufacturer of composite water sports products, COBRA International Co. Ltd. (Conburi, Thailand) announced Sept. 10 that it has commissioned a coffee table book that looks back at 40 projects and 40 people that shaped the company’s growth over its 40 years.


Source (all images): COBRA International Co. Ltd.


For example, the book takes a look at the company’s infamous KING COBRA design created in collaboration with windsurfing pioneer Klaus Simmer. The resulting board was a breakthrough composites product that helped establish the company as a leading manufacturer of high performance windsurf boards. For more information visit cobrainter.com


Vintage KING COBRA windsurf board advertisement.


CW Senior Editor Sara Black recently chatted with COBRA International CEO Danu Chotikapanich about the company’s history and its current ventures not only in water sports, but in multiple composites markets. Check out the interview in the latest episode of CW Talks: The Composites Podcast (also available on iTunes and Google Play).



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