SUSTAINABLE MATERIAL COMPANY SPINNOVA MAKES ITS DEBUT IN COMPOSITES IN PARTNERSHIP WITH SKI MANUFACTURER PUSU. IN PUSU X SPINNOVA®️ ALPINE SKIS, CARBON AND GLASS FIBRES ARE REPLACED WITH SPINNOVA®️.
"It’s been clear to us since the beginning that our fibre can be used in multiple ways. This is a great example of how SPINNOVA® fibres can be used in composites, and there are plenty of other exciting opportunities in the composites area in the future."
Composites is a new application area for Spinnova, as the SPINNOVA® fibre has until now been demonstrated in apparel and interior design applications.
The products’ key features are high performance, sustainability and functional design. The sustainable SPINNOVA® material is laminated to the PUSU ski woodcore to replace carbon and glass fibres. Based on vigorous testing, initial results show that SPINNOVA® reinforced skis improves skiing experience and provides long-lasting performance and durability. Moreover, SPINNOVA® materials are safer to process than conventional composite materials.
"We strongly believe that focusing on quality and natural materials creates the best and the most sustainable products for the environment and the user. Working with the SPINNOVA® fibre seems to prove we’re right – we have received outstanding feedback from professional test skiers using PUSU x SPINNOVA® skis"
Spinnova’s breakthrough technology makes textile fibre out of wood pulp or waste mechanically, with no harmful chemicals, minimal water usage and CO2 emissions. The 100% circular SPINNOVA® fibre does not shed any microplastics to the environment. The first commercial factory producing SPINNOVA® fibre is expected to begin production by the end of 2022.