“The polymer shell of our Gea ski boot, the flagship product of our ski mountaineering line, uses Pebax® Rnew®, made of 65% renewable source-derived materials. More specifically, the polymer is derived from castor oil, a vegetable oil extracted from a non-GMO and non-edible crop, therefore not competing with food production. In addition, this renewable material saves 32% of CO2 compared to conventional materials.”
Fascinating new sustainable ski boot construction by SCARPA using polymers derived from castor beans. The Italian performance footwear company is dedicated to a sustainable approach to production and has issued a GREEN MANIFESTO that I highly recommend you read HERE. If you’re in the market for some new ski boots and want a renewable resource friendly product, check out their new line HERE.