An eco-friendly alternative to fluorocarbon-based ski wax
The secret to making skis and snowboards last longer and go faster is wax. The environmental downside to waxing the planks is the presence of perfluorochemicals (PFCs) in various non-stick coatings. Studies reveal the risks to human health and wildlife. Also, PFCs don’t break down in soil, sediment or groundwater. This is why the EU-funded NZERO project has developed a natural bio-degradable ski wax, which it will now start to market. There is a wax for each type of user – alpine skiing, cross country and snowboarding – and for different types of snow. The project will investigate markets and channels to promote commercialisation. NZERO waxes have been tested by professionals to ensure a better glide and control.
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