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Home > Press > SCOTT Sports selects ion-maskô to protect running shoe range

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SCOTT Sports , a leading provider of equipment and apparel for bikes, wintersport, motorsport and running, has elected to use P2i's revolutionary ion-maskô liquid repellent nano-coating technology. From August 2011, SCOTT Sports will introduce ion-maskô in its performance, training, and trail running shoe ranges to offer maximum comfort and performance.

SCOTT Sports selects ion-maskô to protect running shoe range

UK | Posted on April 13th, 2011

SCOTT Sports' decision to incorporate P2i's liquid repellent nano-coating marks a new milestone. The move sees production of ion-maskô treated shoes pass the one million pair mark, as demand for high performing, breathable, super water- and stain-repellant footwear continues.

ion-maskô technology works by applying a nanoscopic protective polymer layer to the whole shoe, on which water forms beads and simply rolls off, instead of being absorbed. ion-maskô gives the whole shoe (including different materials, seams and fastenings) superior water repellency, delivering two crucial benefits: it stops external water getting in and it encourages evaporated perspiration to flow out. Shoes dry out more quickly, won't get heavier over time, and maintain the natural airflow of their construction material. By optimizing temperature and Ďbreathability' for feet, ion-maskô will ensure that SCOTT Sports footwear will keep feet more comfortable and dry even in wet conditions.

David Borrmann, Product Manager at SCOTT Sports, comments: "Our customers are passionate and motivated about their sport and rely on SCOTT Sports to deliver ultimate performance products for demanding conditions. It is vital that runners keep their feet dry, so we will be introducing ion-maskô to our eRide Grip, T2, and IceRunner footwear ranges, to offer the ultimate comfort, whatever the weather. ion-maskô perfectly matches SCOTT's philosophy of DESIGN, TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION"

Stephen Coulson, CTO at P2i, comments: "SCOTT Sports is a brand with a reputation for delivering quality, high performance products, adept at dealing with the most demanding of conditions, so we are delighted that the company sees ion-maskô as the perfect fit for its performance, training, and trail running shoe ranges. The move also has special resonance, as it signals the continued confidence in ion-maskô, with one million pairs of shoes from a range of brands now being treated by our patented process."

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About P2i
P2i is the world leader in liquid repellent nano-coating technology. It was established in 2004 to commercialize liquid-repellent treatments developed by the UKís Ministry of Defence. Now on a commercial scale, P2iís patented process has been successfully applied to a wide range of products in a wide range of markets including lifestyle, electronics, military and institutional, life sciences, energy and filtration.

In consumer sectors, the presence of P2iís technology is indicated either by ion-maskô, its brand for footwear, outdoor clothing and accessories, or Aridionô, its brand for electronics.

How the P2i technology works

P2iís technology works by applying a nanometer-thin polymer layer over the entire surface of a product. Using an ionized gas (plasma) this layer is molecularly bound to the surface and will not leach away. The process confers superior oil and water repellency by reducing the surface energy to ultra-low levels Ė down to one third that of PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene). In footwear and textile applications, P2iís technology also minimizes liquid absorption from outside elements and evaporated perspiration.

Tests show that P2i's patented nano-coating technology can deliver performance benefits for a wide range of materials, including polymers, metals, fabrics, leather, ceramics, glass and paper. Even complex, 3D objects incorporating several different materials can be treated successfully with the P2i process: from footwear to hearing aids, bio-consumables to filtration.

About SCOTT Sports
See www.scott-sports.com for more information.

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Contacts:
Andrew Vincent
+44 (0)1869 353812


Zoe March
+44 (0)1869 353805

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