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Taking the Highpath to the slopes

Snowboard sets a new benchmark for eco-friendly production.

5th July 2023

Innovation in Textiles
 |  France


Outdoor sports equipment brand Salomon has developed its most sustainable composite snowboard to date with the assistance of Sicomin, the leading French formulator and supplier of high-performance epoxy resins.

The Salomon Highpath is made using Sicomin’s bio-based GreenPoxy 28 epoxy resin for a high performance board that sets a new benchmark in eco-friendly snowboard production.

The brand has selected a unique package of bio-based and recycled materials for the board, with 28% of its carbon content derived from plant sources, including an FSC certified core, bamboo veneers and a castor bean topsheet, as well as 50% recycled content in the base and 20% recycled aluminium at the edges – all consolidated by GreenPoxy 28 resin.

These bio-based epoxy resins significantly lower the carbon footprint associated with snowboard production and offer exceptional mechanical properties, ensuring high-performance boards for riders at all skill levels. GreenPoxy resins can also be found in Salomon’s Assasin and Assasin Pro, Huck Knife and Huck Knife Pro, Rumble Fish, Abstract, Rumble, Super 8, Bellevue, Wonder and Dancehaul Pro boards.

“The Highpath is the culmination of our efforts to design a high-performance, all-mountain snowboard that paves the way for a more sustainable ride,” said Thierry Marion, product manager at Salomon. “Sicomin’s GreenPoxy resins have helped us create our most sustainable all-terrain board without compromising on quality or rideability.”

“Our bio-based epoxy resins enable the production of high-performance, environmentally friendly snowboards that resonate with today’s eco-conscious consumers,” added Matthieu Chaloin, export sales technician at Sicomin.

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