GDS 2014: Sympatex with focus on Kids, City and Outdoor16/01/14
Sympatex keeps expanding business area tection15/01/14
ISPO 2014: Sympatex presents "solution provider" concept
Sympatex statement regarding the Greenpeace release "Chemistry for Any Weather - PartII"11/12/13
Sympatex opens its own branch in Korea07/11/13
Sympatex wins Performance Award 201304/11/13
A+A 2013: Sympatex Technologies presents two innovative technologies for workwear and safety shoes23/10/13
Expert for technical texiles joins Sympatex16/07/13
Sympatex statement: Independent test refutes partial results of master thesis “Alternatives of fluorocarbon treatments for textiles in the context of the Greenpeace Detox campaign” (Marijke Schöttmer)
Why have tests been conducted?
Within the scope of the Greenpeace Detox campaign, Mrs. Marijke Schöttmer has determined the usability of fluorocarbon-free textiles in her master thesis. Amongst others one fluorocarbon-free treated laminate of the Sympatex Technologies GmbH was tested.
This investigation is being amended by Hohenstein Institutes scrutinies commissioned by Sympatex.
Based on these external evaluation and certification Sympatex adjusts the individual result of Marijke Schöttmer and her conclusion with respect to the washing resistance of fluorocarbon-free treated Sympatex laminates.
What has been tested?
To determine the water-repellent properties of four different Sympatex laminates treated with fluorocarbon-free Bionic-Finish® Eco DWR, the Hohenstein Institutes conducted spray test measurements according to DIN EN 24920:1992-08A as Mrs. Schöttmer did. The water-repellent properties of the samples were investigated in the original state as well as after 3 and 10 washing cycles at 40 °C (DIN EN ISO 6330:2012-08A).
What result has been obtained?
All products which were tested reached the best spray test grade 5, in the original state as well as after several pre-treatments by washing at 40 °C.
In contrast to Mrs. Schöttmers evaluation the Hohenstein tests underline that the fluorocarbon-free DWR can lead to very good water-repellent properties. This result is based on spray value ratings according to DIN EN 24920:1992-08A in the original state and after pre-treatment by washing at 40 °C.
Sympatex supports expedition project TRAIL OF CHANGE
Trail of Change (TOC) is a scientific expedition project of geomorphologist Hannes Künkel. In his first expedition in August 2013 he and his team from Third Pole will be travelling to the Himalayas. Apart from the challenge of ascending a 8000 m peak the group will be exploring the impact of global warming on glaciers and the high mountain living environment.
Sympatex – known as the ecological alternative among functional textile specialists – supports the project in cooperation with brand partner VAUDE.
Sympatex presents Phaseable® at OutDoor 201325/06/13
Sympatex presents Moisture-tech® 360˚20/03/13
Sympatex increases sales force for the UK11/02/13
Sympatex video message “fluorocarbons and eco-friendly alternatives”
End of october 2012 Greenpeace released the study “Chemicals for all weathers” which emphazises the ecological problem of PFC (per- and polyfluorinated chemicals) in the textile supply chain. Greenpeace in particular calls on the outdoor industry to replace harmful PFC production chemicals used in coatings with non-hazardous alternatives. During ISPO 2013 Sympatex has informed an interested audience:
- Why should PFC be eliminated?
- Which performance levels can fluorocarbon-free DWR treatments provide?
- What kind of PFC-free products are already available on the market?
These and many other questions have been discussed during the Sympatex info-event at the Sympatex ISPO booth 2013. In the following video interview, Dr. Martin Mayershofer, Director R&D at Sympatex, summarizes the most important aspects regarding this broad field.
ISPO 2013: Sympatex wins ISPO Award with three partner products23/01/13
ISPO 2013: Sympatex info event on DWR technologies on February 3 and 4, 2013
Sympatex presents the ideal safety equipment at Expoprotection 201213/09/12
100% PFC free Sympatex Products03/09/12
technology, protection and ecology: sympatex presents the ideal safety equipment at the gpec 201225/07/12
Stefan brandt to become new director footwear12/07/12
perfect start of a new partnership: sympatex and triple2 win outdoor industry award 201203/07/12
moisture-tech by sympatex successful in EMPA study30/05/12
Haymo strubel to be new director apparel02/05/12
Successful sympatex bike festival 201218/04/12
sympatex supports young motorsport talent nici pohler28/03/12
Sympatex bike festival 2012: opening event of the bike season with numerous highlights and testing opportunities21/03/12
sympatex increases investment in a sustainable production process for a positive carbon footprint result13/03/12
Lofoten Freeride 2012: Successful international event with sympatex as title sponsor25/01/12
halti and sympatex start cooperation24/01/12
Sympatex and young designer Sandra Dörfel win the ISPO Award 2012 with the „3F Jacket"10/01/12
ISPO 2012: sympatex and chiemsee begin cooperation
moisture-tech by sympatex: unrivalled breathability and performance25/08/11
Sympatex introduces multifunctional laminates25/08/11
Sympatex presents mono-material lining laminates for shoes01/07/11
Sympatex increases recycling: new procedure reduces material usage by up to 15%09/06/11
Starting signal: Sympatex and Allsport begin a strong collaboration07/06/11
Sympatex Attends Asia Outdoor Trade Show for the first time15/03/11
Sympatex continues success in the shoe segment24/01/11
Strong growth again and new partners in the sports segment
Belowzero and sympatex start a long-term cooperation18/08/10
Sympatex sponsors BrandNew Award at the Bike EXPO20/07/10
Financial restructuring largely completed at Ploucquet20/07/10
Sympatex at the OutDoor 2010: Focus on ecology12/07/10
VAUDE will be introducing its ecological Teaser Collection “Green Shape” at the 2010 OutDoor and Eurobike trade fairs with sample items to whet the appetite for future VAUDE products20/04/10
Strong partnership: Sympatex and Ziener extend cooperation04/03/10
Sympatex Technologies GmbH official BMW Motorsport partner09/02/10
Strong Brand Alliance for Ecology and High Performance18/01/10
Change of Upper Management at Ploucquet Holding GmbH and Sympatex Technologies GmbH
High-tech functional protective workwear to withstand the harshest conditions01/10/09
Sympatex equips the DSLV from now on!13/07/09
Sympatex wins new partners and expands existing collaborations30/06/09
Zimtstern and Sympatex: 100% ecological, 100% functional04/05/09
16. SYMPATEX BIKE Festival01/02/09
ALWAYS ELEGANT AND DRY ON THE GREEN – THANKS TO NIKE GOLF AND SYMPATEX01/02/09
SYMPATEX AND BILLABONG PRESENT THE PERFECT SYMBIOSIS OF PERFORMANCE AND ECOLOGY01/02/09
SYMPATEX® TECHNOLOGIES INTENSIFIES PARTNERSHIPS AND EXPANDS MARKET POSITION01/02/09
ZIMTSTERN AND SYMPATEX WIN ECO RESPONSIBILITY AWARD AT ISPO WINTER 09
Morgan Stanley and Annex Capital now hold all shares in Sympatex Technologies GmbH and Ploucquet Textiles Zittau GmbH01/07/08
Sympatex® supports Team Joachim Franz in the battle against Aids01/07/08
Sympatex and Lundhags present the first fluorocarbon-free functional clothing01/07/08
Sympatex is showcasing the functionality of the membrane01/07/08
Perfect combination of performance and environmental protection01/07/08
Sympatex Technologies consolidates its position on the sports market01/06/08
Sympatex® becomes bluesign® certified, further strengthening its commitment to environmental protection01/04/08
Putting Sympatex through its Paces01/04/08
New Logo and Look for Sympatex®16/01/08
"Eco-Blue" ski jacket brings Sympatex® the ispo European Ski Award for the second year running
Sympatex®: a membrane that's as recyclable as a PET bottle05/10/07
Johannes T. Rathmer appointed Head of Street, Business and Leisurewear at Sympatex Technology17/08/07
Fresh management expertise at Sympatex Technology
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