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Materials

About Us

Materials

About us

Materials

Great products are built with great materials. To achieve this, the material development considers three principles: designing to last, exclusivity and collaboration. Ucon Acrobatics continues to use mainly synthetic fibres, though we also use natural materials such as cotton and felt.

The most serious environmental impacts occur in the upstream stages of production: in the production of textile materials and even further upstream in the cultivation of plant fibres or the extraction of raw materials such as crude oil, from which synthetic fibres are extracted.

These production steps are very resource-intensive. The consumption of water, energy, materials and chemicals, as well as emissions such as waste water and exhaust air, have a major impact on the environment and the people who live there.

Source from Nature

It all started with the Original Series made from 16 oz of cotton canvas. We improved this fabric constantly over the years making it highly durable. Thus natural fibers are not necessarily sustainable in their definition. Ucon Acrobatics is therefore also planning to do the next step soon and use sustainable sources like Organic Cotton, where the entire production chain is transparent with GOTS 4.0 certification and highly environmentally friendly.

Recycling

About 140 million tons of plastic float in the waters and about six million more are added every year. Something has to change quickly and with our Stealth Series we want to make a small contribution.

In the first step, plastic bottles made of polyethylene terephthalate - PET for short, a plastic from the polyester family - are collected, the remaining contents washed out, labels and lids removed. In the next step, machines sort the bottles by color or decolorize them chemically and then shred them. The plastic particles are then melted down, poured into small pellets and new threads are drawn from them. This means that no new crude oil is spun into yarn. This polyester yarn is very light, can be easily processed into durable fabric and is therefore particularly suitable for our backpacks. From approx. 20 plastic bottles a new backpack is created.

 

Designed to last

We take great care to select top-quality materials, as this lays the foundation for creating products that are designed to last.

Exclusivity

Ucon Acrobatics attaches a great deal of importance to building long-term working relationships with suppliers. As a result, in some areas we have the exclusive rights to particular materials.

Animal welfare

All our products are beast-free and certified by PETA.

Environmental friendly

We have eliminated toxins from our products and packaging. This includes environmental toxins (such as bleaches, pesticides and heavy metals) and other toxins (carcinogens used in poorly controlled leather dyeing or hard chrome plating processes), as well as allergens such as nickel. Our products are free from phthalate P7. All the fabrics we use are tested and certificated by ‚FuJian HJ Quality Inspection Technical Service Co. Ltd.‘.

PFOA/PFOS

Per- and polyfluorinated chemicals (PFAS or PFC) are fluorocarbon connections that possess unique water and fat rejecting properties. Because of this, they are frequently found in DWR (Durable Water Resistance) treatments used on outdoor products. Our products are free of PFOA/PFOS in our water-repellent nishes. Ucon Acrobatics products with a DWR finish are treated using a fluorocarbon-free product based on eco-friendly silicone.

Withstand the rain

Our products are strongly water-repellent and the materials are even waterproof. All fabrics are equipped with an laminated foil from TPU, PU or PVC which makes the material impermeable up to a water pressure of 1.500 mm. However it is possible that by an extreme ow of water, moisture could get in through seams and zippers. Therefore we often speak of ‘water-repellent’ and not ‘waterproof’ when in comes to the final product. We constantly try to improve these functions on our products. On many items we use water-repellant zippers. Our cotton canvas is equipped with an eco-friendly silicone impregnation so that water does not penetrate into the fibers and just rolls off. Depending on the use this effect might weaken after some time.

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