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Chapter 1: The shift to our fluoro-free waxes

Chapter 1: The shift to our fluoro-free waxes

Delve into our commitment to a sustainable future with our transition to fluoro-free waxes, aligning with international environmental standards. Learn about our innovative collaborations in research and development, and our decisive steps to phase out fluorinated waxes, reinforcing our dedication to environmental responsibility.

The future is clear and fluoro-free. We've been at the forefront, developing fluoro-free waxes that rival the performance of traditional fluoro-based products. Our journey began in 2013, aligning with EU regulations and anticipating the needs of a changing world. With the International Ski and Snowboard Federation (FIS) and the International Biathlon Union (IBU) setting the course for a fluoro-free era in competitions starting from the 2023/2024 season, our commitment to developing fluoro-free alternatives has grown stronger. We embrace this shift, knowing it will lead us to a more sustainable and responsible future in skiing and snowboarding

Stopping all sales

As early as the 2021/2022 winter season, we took a decisive step to stop all sales of fluorinated waxes in wholesale channels, our stores, and our website. In the following season, 2022/2023, we extended this commitment, stopping distributing fluoro-containing products to professional athletes through our racing service.

This shift undoubtedly impacted our presence in the professional market, but we firmly believe in the long-term environmental benefits of this decision. By dedicating our resources to developing innovative products that harness new technologies, we've positioned ourselves at the forefront of change. Now, as FIS and IBU enforce the fluoro ban for the 2023/2024 season, we stand ready, a step ahead in our journey towards a more responsible future in skiing and snowboarding.

Working together

When removing fluoros in ski waxes and careline products, it is imperative for us that the new technology in our products is environmentally friendly and socially responsible. Our development team is, therefore, seeking collaborations with organizations within and outside of our industry. Together with the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, SINTEF, Olympiatoppen, Madshus, and IDT Solution, we are a partner in Nano2Glide, a research project aiming to use novel approaches and new technology to obtain maximum performance on skis gliding on snow. As a member of RISE Research Institutes of Sweden and, in particular, being part of the POPFREE Industry project, we have shared experiences and discussed challenges in replacing fluoro in numerous industrial applications.

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