Arkema introduces Pebax® RNew 80R53 for free-ride ski boots at ISPO Munich

- Press release
ISPO Munich from January 26 to 29, is the European trade fair for winter and outdoor sports that offers a showcase for the latest trends in ski equipment. At ISPO 2014, Arkema will present its latest Pebax® Rnew grade : Pebax® RNew 80R53, a grade that goes beyond the limits of thermoplastic elastomers. This new rigid bio-based Pebax®, opens up the scope of ski boot design combining light weight, astonishing responsiveness to skiers’ movements, and creativity in decoration.

Pebax® Rnew 80R53 is 50% more rigid than existing Pebax® grades, already well-known for several years as reference materials for both alpine touring and cross-country ski boots.

It retains the key Pebax® characteristics and environmental qualities that appeal to sportsmen and women: produced from renewable raw materials with more than 90% bio-based content, lightweight, renowned long-term UV resistance and offering great creativity for novel designs, it maintains perfect quality and performance under extreme cold conditions.


In addition, thanks to its rigidity and outstanding processability, Pebax® Rnew 80R53 allows unequalled design freedom for thinner and even more lightweight and dynamic shoes.


It stands out as the material of choice to achieve a perfect balance between light weight and the downhill performance required by more and more sportsmen and women experiencing free-ride skiing.



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