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Porcher Sport to show sports equipment at Outdoor ISPO
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Porcher Sport, the sports and leisure division of Porcher Industries and a leader in high performance fabrics for aerial and nautical sports, will unveil innovations for the outdoor equipment and apparel sectors at Outdoor by ISPO 2019, in hall B6, booth 409. The trade fair for the global outdoor industry will be held from June 30- July 3, 2019, in Germany.
Innovations will range as wide as new thermoplastic insoles for customised footwear to a new highly durable tent fabric. Porcher Sport will also showcase its recycled ultra-light fabric developed for Berg Outdoor and present a prototype of Skytex 21, its newly developed super lightweight paragliding fabric that weighs only 21 grams and will be available in 2020, the company said in a press release.
Porcher Sport plans to disrupt the backpacking tent market with its newly developed 20 denier tent fabric, weighing only 41 grams. This fabric is slightly lighter, but significantly stronger and more durable than existing high-quality materials on the market. Through continuous R&D, Porcher Sport has improved the performance of its tent fabric by increasing the tear strength. The material is equipped with a ripstop and is coated on both sides with two layers of silicone creating a reinforced, waterproof fabric that is lightweight, tear-resistant and highly durable. As a result, Porcher Sport guarantees customers will be able to enjoy their tent for a minimum of 10 years. The novel tent fabric will be available in 2020.
Porcher Sport will also present its innovative thermoplastic insoles for footwear developed with Sidas. The insole is thermoformable at 80ºC and becomes extremely pliable when immersed in boiling water, in order to form to the shape of the shoe it’s being used in, for a highly customised fit. This means that Porcher Sport’s insoles can be fitted at home by the customer, in contrary to other similar insoles on the market that have to be thermoformed at much higher temperatures. The thin and lightweight product offers advanced comfort and cushioning, and is ideal for hiking, skiing, and other rugged outdoor activities.
Berg Outdoor’s GERES Zero Gravity down jacket represents the latest trends for sustainable produce in the outdoor sector since it is made out of second grade waste of ultra-light parachute fabrics and other recycled components. The top layer of the jacket uses Porcher Sport’s recycled ultra-lightweight parachute fabric that has been treated with an in-house formulated PU coating that is both water repellent and designed to resist the harshest of conditions. Grade B sections of parachute material were recycled rather than scrapped and were specifically chosen for their extreme tear resistance and foldable, light weight attributes.
Porcher Sport, known for its Skytex 27 - the lightest paragliding material in the world weighing just 27 grams – has recently launched Skytex 21, a significantly lighter fabric that has made its first flight at the Red Bull X-Alps. Skytex 21 will be available from 2020 and will make a huge difference in an extreme sport where every gram delivers a very significant advantage. (GK)