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Arkema & Scarpa to develop eco ski boot
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Mar '08
Arkema and Scarpa's R&D teams have been working closely together to design and develop a more ecological boot: Scarpa Hurricane.

For the first time, the shell, strap band and tongue of the boot use Pebax Rnew, a high-tech thermoplastic elastomer derived from over 80% renewable raw materials. Italian sports equipment manufacturer Scarpa, which specializes in top-of-the-range skiing, mountaineering and rock-climbing boots, wants to show that it is possible to take environmental issues into account and still fulfill performance requirements.

Most ski fans are indeed aware of environmental issues, not least because climate change now poses a direct threat to their favorite sport. Accordingly, they are willing to invest in environmentally sounder products, albeit without jeopardizing the level of performance of their equipment. Processed for the most part from a vegetable oil, Pebax Rnew offers the same outstanding properties as traditional Pebax, both being high-tech polymers.

Compared to traditional elastomers used in ski boots, like TPU, Pebax is 20% lighter in weight, affords superior impact strength, and does not rigidify at low temperature. Thanks to its outstanding properties, Pebax is used in the manufacture of equipment for demanding snow sports such as freestyle skiing, long-distance skiing, telemark skiing, and snowboarding.

Arkema is extensively present in the winter sports equipment market with its:

- Pebax range of high-tech thermoplastic elastomers for ski boots, snowboard binding straps, walking boots, sunglasses and ski masks.
- Rilsan range of polyamides made from 100% renewable raw materials, for the ski's surface and straps.
- Rilsan Clear, a transparent polyamide for sunglasses and ski masks.

Arkema Inc


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