Sustainability & performance in one materials solution
Arnitel can be processed in membranes that are high performing but just a few microns thick. The secret—the unique material structure and its monolithic nature make the Arnitel membrane flexible and comfortable, leaving the material “open” to moisture vapor yet “closed” to wind and water. Also, its high breathability makes sure body moisture is dealt with immediately.
The monolithic structure assures 100% wind and waterproofness under all circumstances. Even when surface tension lowering liquids are applied like alcohol, fuel, and soaps, optimal performance and comfort are still maintained.
Another advantage is its sustainability—Arnitel is extremely durable, made of 100% recyclable thermoplastic copolyester, and completely free of perfluorinated compound (PFC-free), lowering its environmental impact by 70% compared to PTFE membranes.
The monolithic membrane consists of a closed surface, which enables a long product lifecycle since it lacks pores that are prone to clogging or lower performance over time. The rain jacket has been tested and worn by Team Sunweb, demonstrating its high levels of functional performance and strong durability over time.
Unlike many other available material solutions, the cycling rain jacket has a low environmental impact with a long product lifecycle. Plus, the rain jacket is UCI-approved (a requirement for all clothing of professional cycling teams) and can be printed on without damaging the Arnitel membrane.
This year, the partnership of Team SunWeb, Craft and DSM created more innovations than ever before. In terms of apparel, the iconic team jerseys have been added to the layers of protective clothing incorporating abrasion resistant Dyneema®.
Also, new 3D printed arm pads have been designed that support the elbow and forearm in the aerodynamic ‘high hands’ time trial position. Plus, the riders are provided with several nutritional supplements from Namedsport containing DSM's Life’s™Omega 3, BioCare CPH probiotics and OPTISHARP®.
To learn more about Arnitel VT, or to request test samples, contact us or visit plasticsfinder.com for additional information, including technical data sheets.