New sports products

Porcher Sport, the sports and leisure division of Porcher Industries plans to launch new products at the at Outdoor by ISPO 2019 show, taking place from 30 June 2019 – 3 July 2019 in Munich, Germany.

This includes thermoplastic insoles for customised footwear. The insole is thermoformable at 80ºC and becomes pliable when immersed in boiling water, in order to form to the shape of the shoe, for a highly customised fit, Porcher says.

The company is also introducing sustainable lightweight fabric treated with an in-house formulated polyurethane (PU) coating that is water repellent and designed to resist harsh of conditions and Skytex 21, a light fabric for paragliding.

'What makes Porcher Sport unique is its ability to continuously produce lighter weight fabrics from high-tenacity polyamide 6.6 yarns at our specialised weaving plants in France, in parallel with long experience in advanced coating formulations,' said Olivier Gros, global head of business unit sports and leisure at Porcher Sport.

This story uses material from Porcher, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier. 

» Publication Date: 16/07/2019

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