BETTER PERFORMANCE. LOWER IMPACT.
We use biotechnology and innovative construction techniques to design our own materials—with performance characteristics that reach beyond what petroleum can offer.
The result is better performing gear, built with renewably sourced materials and meticulously designed to heighten the mountain experience.
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miDori® bioWick is a 100% petroleum free wicking finish for apparel developed in partnership with BST.
Now available in our Phase Series apparel, this microalgae-based finish offers industry-leading performance and durability, with an 80% lower carbon footprint opposed to a traditional wicking finish.
Algal Core & Algal Wall
Algal Core is a vertically laminated composite of microalgae-derived high density polyurethane and domestically sourced aspen. This combination reduces weight and offers damping properties otherwise unattainable in solid wood core construction while remaining stable and intuitive.
Polyurethane biobased carbon content 41.58% by ASTM D6866-18 Method B.
Algal Wall is a cast polyurethane sidewall derived from microalgae oil that delivers superior damping than traditional materials.
This material exhibits a significant increase in impact strength and increase from 58% to 67% biobased content over the original Algal Wall (ASTM D6866-18 Method B).
We pour Algal Wall as a liquid into a channel on the outside of the core to create a seamless and virtually unbreakable bond with the core.
How do we use single-celled microalgae to create high performance materials?
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SPIRAL PLATE RECYCLED INSERTS FOR SKIS & BOARDS
In addition to diverting landfill waste and reducing use of virgin material, Spiral Plate gives our skis ~35% better binding screw retention strength than the maple inserts used in previous years.
As an added benefit, this change shortens our supply chain relative to traditional inserts, and gives us greater visibility of where our source materials are coming from. See how we're increasing biobased and recycled content year over year:
In our snowboards, 5mm Spiral Plate insert packs enable ~5% better binding retention strength than inserts surrounded by traditional aspen wood.
These insert packs also allow us to avoid drilling individual holes for threaded inserts in the board’s core, enabling more efficient and consistent construction across all boards. They also provide a wider platform for power transfer, resulting in better energy transmission to the board’s core.
MATERIALS FOR GLOBAL ADOPTION
Product designers in countless industries have historically been constrained to the performance limitations of petroleum products - not because they want to be, but because they have had no other option available.
Our story begins in the backcountry. But true impact comes with the widespread adoption of biomaterials across many industries. Starting with WNDR Alpine, our industry partners, and a growing community of innovators, we seek to create paradigm shifting materials, available to everyone and built with a critical purpose. We invite you to join us.