Barcelona, Spain - Merquinsa's Pearlthane Eco thermoplastic polyurethane elastomers (Bio TPU) are being used in Smith Optic's new Evolve range of snow goggles, Merquinsa said in a 5 June statement.
Merquinsa said its Bio TPUs are renewably-sourced and recyclable materials with properties very similar to those of petrochemical-based TPUs. An independent preliminary life cycle analysis found that manufacturing Pearlthane Eco contributes up to 40 percent less global warming emissions, the company added.
Smith Optics said it chose the Pearlthane Eco product because of its "environmental benefits and flexibility at low temperatures, robustness and ease of processing," the statement said. (RD)
PIC: The new snow goggles (courtesy Smith Optics Inc.)