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Sympatex announces ISPO signings

New partners announced at Munich show

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Sympatex announced the signing of four new apparel partners at ISPO 2019 which opened today (3rd February).

Sympatex helped Swiss-based Mammut bring the world’s first laser-welded down jacket to the market. For this innovation, which relies on a two-layer Sympatex laminate, Mammut is being recognised with an ISPO award. The fully waterproof Photics HS Thermo Hooded Jacket stands out not only because of its exceptional design, but also because the use of waterproof tapes is significantly reduced. The new Mammut Laser Fuse Technology is what keeps the Sympatex shell completely sealed and waterproof, without any restrictions. The optimally breathable Sympatex membrane simultaneously provides dryness and comfort. The jacket is entirely PFC-free.

Innsbruck glove specialist Zanier will incorporate environmentally-friendly, completely recyclable membranes from Sympatex into its new models for the coming season. The Revolution.XSX fingered glove is not only 100 per cent water and windproof, but optimally breathable as well. The Sympatex membrane provides an extra portion of warmth.

French manufacturer Lagoped was recognised with the ISPO Gold Award. The ski combination was made from 100 percent recycled materials. Both the shell and lining are made from recycled PET bottles. The membrane is also made 100 percent from Sympatex pre-consumer recycling; in other words from Sympatex membrane waste that had to be disposed of in the past. The ski jacket EVE and matching functional pants SUPA are furthermore enhanced with an environmentally-friendly, fluorocarbon-free DWR. Both products are mono-materials and are well-suited for returning back to the closed textile loop at the end of their life cycle.

Swiss-based running specialist ON is introducing its first waterproof Sympatex running jacket during ISPO. The lightweight model is made from a sustainable three-layer laminate manufactured with a climate-neutral, recyclable Sympatex membrane. The jacket will be available in on-line “Performance Apparel” line-up for the 2019/2020 fall/winter season.

In addition, Sympatex is publishing Sam And The Climate Plan, a new children’s book designed to explain the meaning of climate protection to youngsters in an easy-to-understand manner. Following on from Sam And The Plastic Plan from last year, this second book will be included e.g. in every box of Ricosta/Sympatex children’s shoes sold under the Pepino and Ricosta brands during the coming season, as well as at the check-out counter of selected Ricosta retailers.

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