VAUDE Introduces New Footwear Range Containing Bio-based TPU Material

Vaude FootwearReverdia, the enabler of the bio-based materials of tomorrow is the producer of Biosuccinium, which has been used in the production of biobased materials for new Skarvan range shoes of VAUDE. VAUDE offers sustainable trekking shoe with high-end design. VAUDE introduced a completely redesigned Summer 2018 shoe collection at the OutDoor 2017 show held in Friedrichshafen, Germany.

Oliver Korden, VAUDE’s Head of Footwear, commented, “With the SS18 Collection, we have taken a big step toward becoming the most sustainable provider of functional outdoor and bike shoes.”

The bio-based thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) for toe caps and heel counters of the shoes has been used for the German outdoor brand for the first time. VAUDE was the first outdoor company to receive certification under the EU’s Eco-management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) due to minimizing the environmental footprint of its products. Use of Biosuccinium will reduce dependency on oil by replacing conventional materials.

“Consumers can now find high-performance footwear which contains Reverdia’s bio-succinic acid on store shelves,” said Marcel Lubben, President of Reverdia. “This is a very exciting step for us, as it clearly demonstrates how Biosuccinium-based polyurethanes can support brands in these markets to meet customer demand for truly sustainable products.”

Biosuccinium from Reverdia is the bio-succinic acid with best-in class environmental footprint. Polyols derived from it enable polyurethanes (PU) with a significant share of bio-based content and a reduced carbon footprint to manufacture sustainable products.

Reverdia. works with brand owners and manufacturers on application co-development for sustainable products. Produced since 2012, Biosuccinium is sold globally since the start of its production in 2012. Reverdia also provides ‘The Biosuccinium Technology’ under license to its value chain partners and co-producers.

VAUDE, headquartered in the Southern German Tettnang, offers functional and innovative products for mountain and bike sports.

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