Bio-resin for ski range

A new more environmentally friendly range of skis have been developed that use an epoxy resin with a lower carbon footprint.

The Araldite resin, supplied by Huntsman, is made with Ineos Inovyn’s Reodrin bio-attributed epichlorohydrin which is made from renewable feedstock and can offer greenhouse gas savings of almost 70% compared to fossil and palm-based epichlorohydrin, the companies say.

"As the world’s first bio-attributed epichlorohydrin, Reodrin, combines its greenhouse gas savings with significant reduction of water intake, land use and overall ecological impact of production,” said Pedro Moura Pinto, manager at Ineos Inovyn.

The skis are made by French winter sports specialist Rossignol as part of its Essential range.