Castor oil ski boots, biohybrid car, Neutrogena 3D printed hydrogel mask, biosolvents, biobowls and more: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the week of January 25th

January 24, 2019 |

The pace of bioeconomy invention and change continues at a frenetic pace. Here are the top innovations for the week of January 25th.

In today’s Digest, castor oil ski boots, biohybrid car, Neutrogena 3D printed hydrogel mask, biosolvents, biobowls — these and more, ready for you now at The Digest online.

#1 Slide down the slopes with ski boots made with castor oil and carbon

In Italy, outdoor footwear and clothing company, La Sportiva, opens 2019 with ski boots made with castor oil based polymers and carbon shells as well as other solutions, materials and certifications designed to minimize the environmental impact of their products and give an even stronger and tangible sign of corporate commitment to the environment.

On the Hardgoods side, the collection of technical ski boots (skialp) is completed with Skorpius CR, a boot dedicated to advanced ski mountaineers with a reinforced carbon shell for powerful and safe skiing, triple compatibility with Tech, AT and Trab TR2 bindings and shell and cuff in the innovative and eco-compatible Pebax Rnew Bio-based material, a polymer obtained from castor oil plants.

The new Ski-Tour apparel line sees the launch of garments made entirely or partially from fabrics and padding obtained from the reuse of recycled polyester and certified by RePET, resulting from the recycling of plastic bottles.

La Sportiva formalizes their entry as a new member of the International Organization 1% For the Planet in which members contribute by allocating at least 1% of their annual turnover to environmental projects and causes.
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