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Braskem's PE bioplastic used in ProdTek's Turf Cushion

13th Sep 2019

Braskem's I'm green Polyethylene (PE) bioplastic has been used in ProdTek's new Turf Cushion line of turf underlay products, enhancing its sustainability. ProdTek's Turf Cushion is installed under artificial turf for applications such as play grounds, play areas, sports fields, roof tops, and indoor play areas where shock attenuation is critical for...

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Sympatex to show Utmospheric inner shoe at Lineapelle

13th Sep 2019

Sympatex is set to display the pilot production slots of Utmospheric, a seamless, no-stitch three-dimensional waterproof inner shoe, for 2020/2021 winter season, at Lineapelle, in hall 22P M11-M19/N12-N20. The international exhibition of leather, accessories, components, fabrics, synthetics, and models will be held from October 2-4, 2019, in Milan.

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Texon introduces Texon Vulcan

23rd Jul 2019

Texon, a leader in the development of eco-friendly, structural materials for the global footwear industry, has introduced Texon Vulcan - a new product with up to 50 per cent recycled fibre content that can provide extra shape and enhanced levels of support in vulcanised shoes. Texon Vulcan is a non-woven polyester felt with strong performance...

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DuPont displays Sorona fibre applications at ORSM

9th Jul 2019

DuPont Biomaterials, that develops high performance, renewable materials, showed its DuPont Sorona fibre stretch applications at the recently held Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2019. From presenting to industry peers to an eye-catching acrobatic performance, the Sorona team highlighted how garments today no longer need spandex for athletic movement.

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ELG & INEOS work for sustainability in marine industry

4th Jul 2019

ELG, a leader in recycled carbon fibre materials, and INEOS Team UK are working together to ensure sustainable materials and practices are incorporated into The America's Cup 2021 build programme. ELG is a technical supplier to INEOS Team UK since 2018 and has processed 1000 kg of carbon manufacturing waste and end-of-use parts for the British...

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Porcher Sport to show sports equipment at Outdoor ISPO

27th Jun 2019

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...

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Indian firm to help Adidas reduce plastics in products

15th Jun 2019

Polygenta Technology Ltd in Maharashtra will help Adidas eliminate the use of virgin plastics in its products by 2024 by producing polyester filament yarn from discarded polyethylene terephthalate bottles at its Nashik factory. The firm, with a capacity to process 30 tonnes of bottles daily, plans to scale up to 100 tonnes a day in two years to meet...

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Porcher to unveil extra-light fabric at Red Bull X-Alps

15th Jun 2019

Porcher Sport is to unveil a new, extra-light paragliding fabric at the Red Bull X-Alps, the world’s toughest adventure race held across the Alps from Salzburg to Monaco, this weekend. Weighing just 21 grams per square metre (gsm), the new fabric weight is significantly lower than Porcher’s Skytex 27gsm material already used in many lightweight...

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Porcher & Jean-Baptiste to unveil paragliding fabric

13th Jun 2019

Jean-Baptiste Chandelier will help to introduce the prototype of a new Porcher Sport fabric, Skytex 21, at the ninth edition of the Red Bull X-Alps 2019 adventure race that starts from June 16, 2019. Weighing just 21 grams, the new fabric will ensure that Jean Baptiste and other extreme paragliders can soon enjoy an even greater sense of weightlessness.

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