Pic: Ziben Safety
The partnership between Munich-based functional specialist Sympatex Technologies and Ziben Safety, the largest Korean manufacturer of waterproof safety footwear, will be officially launched at the ISPO international sports trade fair (January 26-29, 2020, Munich). The aim of the cooperation is to expand Ziben’s new customer’s business in Europe and US.The first model series of the new waterproof Sympatex line is produced with recycled, sustainable Sympatex lining laminates. The 100 per cent waterproof, optimally breathable, PTFE- and PFC-free Sympatex membrane ensures the best microclimate, high wearing comfort and dry feet for maximum performance in all weather conditions.The look and feel of the new Ziben-Sympatex line is based on modern trekking models. The innovative concept therefore focuses on weatherproof, comfortable and above all stylish safety shoes even outside work. The highly functional models are rounded off by the all-in-one outsole system, patented by the Ziben Research Institute – a sole combination of a bulletproof midsole and insole which minimises foot fatigue through cushioning and elasticity.Ziben Safety currently employs over 1,000 people and serves the market with currently 12 different high-quality safety shoe lines.As one of the worldwide leading producers, Sympatex Technologies has been a synonym for high-tech functional materials in clothing, footwear, accessories and technical fields of application since 1986. Together with selected partners, Sympatex develops, produces and distributes membranes, laminates and functional textiles as well as finished products worldwide.The Sympatex membrane is highly breathable, 100 per cent wind- and waterproof and regulates the climate. It is 100 per cent recyclable, climate-neutral, Bluesign certified, and it received the ‘Oeko-Tex-Standard 100’ certificate. It is also PTFE-free and PFC-free. The technologies and procedures are based on the principles of ecological responsibility and sustainability with a special focus on the optimal carbon footprint.
Fibre2Fashion News Desk (PC)