NGOs, research and industry present initial results of a microplastic study at ISPO
Sympatex to introduce a study for the design of a water-proof "shoe 4.0" at the ISPO 2019
ISPO 2019: Sympatex invites to press conference
ISPO Munich Sports Week 2019: Sympatex invites to plogging event
It’s In Your Hands – #IIYH: Sympatex social media campaign animates consumers to stand up for the environment
Sympatex is signatory of the UN Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action
Sympatex supports LAUNCH Circular Innovation Challenge 2018 as an official partner
Sympatex to introduce spun-dyed functional textiles at the Performance Days
Sympatex Technologies is B-Corp certified as of now
Collaboration between industrial partnership wear2wear and France's recycling project FRIVEP
Sympatex to introduce its revolutionary shoe technology Utmospheric™
Sympatex to call for radical turnaround with new image campaign
Sympatex and Ricosta on joint recycling mission
Members of the Hamburg OTTO family invest into the future of Sympatex Technologies
Sympatex presents new winter sport brands in its apparel portfolio
Sympatex and PIDIGI have presented the global challenges for the shoe industry
Sympatex and Diadora Utility to present their first partner products for occupational safety at AplusA
Sympatex to present a recycled and climate-neutral children's shoe at Lineapelle Milan
Sympatex to present the first upcycling product of the wear2wear corporate partnership at AplusA
New Sympatex brand campaign to promote feel and look instead of looking away
Sympatex and VAUDE to present the next generation of the ecological functional shoe
Sympatex to present ultimative functional jacket 4.0 at OutDoor Friedrichshafen
European industrial partnership for 100 percent recycled, recyclable and PFC-free functional fabrics
Sympatex presents new highly functional laminates of biodegradable tencel fibres
Temporary injunction stops Gore-tex's eco-claim
Sympatex congratulates Gore-Tex on its No-PFC commitment
Sympatex to present its agenda 2020 at ISPO Munich
"100% Sympathy Inside": At the ISPO 2017, Sympatex launches integral laminate clustering according to ecological aspects
Sympatex to launch first 100 per cent climate-neutral membrane
At Expoprotection Paris Sympatex presents innovations from the product category smart textiles
Sympatex takes the next consistent step of the sustainability strategy with 100% recycled membrane
French premium fashion brands increasingly use ecological materials by Sympatex
Management change at Sympatex Technologies: Dr. Rüdiger Fox is new CEO and management spokesman
Couture in Orbit: Sympatex ESA sponsorhip celebrating its first great fashion show at London's Science Museum
Madelaine Cornworth (WTiN) speaks to Haymo Strubel, director apparel at Sympatex, about the company’s new materials that were launched at Performance Days in Munich in April.
The new materials are made out of recycled PET bottles and as new functional fabrics, have a lot to offer.
Couture in Orbit: Sympatex collaborates with European Space Agency
Strategic focus of Sympatex and strengthening of Ploucquet's market position through acquisition by Kufner Group
Performance Days Munich: Sympatex presents new outer and lining materials made of recycled PET bottles
Sympatex receives Top Job Trophy for highly exceptional employer qualities
Sympatex wins first French Ecosport Award
At Lineapelle Sympatex launches Climate Technology Seamless for the occupational safety sector
Launch at ISPO 2016: Sympatex to present the innovative technology Moisture-tech Apparel for the first time
VDMD e.V. presents first Sympatex Urban Rain Couture Award
A+A 2015: Sympatex to present recycled and recyclable laminates for corporate wear and workwear
Sympatex launches Seamless Climate Technology at Lineapelle
Press release: Sympatex Brand-Partners with Presentation at Eurobike 2015
Sympatex announces new Vice President for North America
OutDoor 2015: Internationale Sympatex brand partners use innovative and eco-friendly additional technologies
Successful joint beginning of trade show with Sympatex and Ploucquet at this year's Techtextil
Sympatex joins Sustainable Apparel Coalition
Sympatex with Third Pole at the top of the world
joint textile solutions: Sympatex and Ploucquet share a presentation at Techtextil 2015 for the first time
Sympatex Technologies to present at Lineapelle 2015 for the first time
MFS 2015: Fashion with focus on function & sustainability
ISPO 2015 is all about individualize for Sympatex Technologies
Sympatex Technologies wins Future Materials Award 2014
Expoprotection Paris 2014: Sympatex with new functional laminates for corporate and workwear
Performance Days Munich: Sympatex with new functional laminates for fashion, streetwear and leisurewear
Starting signal for sponsorship of "Trail of Change - Part II"
Sympatex subsidiary Ploucquet starts strategic alliance
OutDoor 2014: Sympatex cooperates with Polygiene
Sympatex Technologies receives 'Top 100' award
At OutDoor 2014 Sympatex puts the focus on "Hike, Bike and City"
GDS 2014: Sympatex with focus on Kids, City and Outdoor
Sympatex keeps expanding business area technical Applications
ISPO 2014: Sympatex presents "solution provider" concept
Sympatex statement regarding the Greenpeace release "Chemistry for Any Weather - PartII"
Sympatex opens its own branch in Korea
Sympatex wins Performance Award 2013
A+A 2013: Sympatex Technologies presents two innovative technologies for workwear and safety shoes
Expert for technical texiles joins Sympatex
Sympatex statement: Independent test refutes partial results of master thesis “Alternatives of fluorocarbon treatments for textiles in the context of the Greenpeace Detox campaign” (Marijke Schöttmer)
Why have tests been conducted?
Within the scope of the Greenpeace Detox campaign, Mrs. Marijke Schöttmer has determined the usability of fluorocarbon-free textiles in her master thesis. Amongst others one fluorocarbon-free treated laminate of the Sympatex Technologies GmbH was tested.
This investigation is being amended by Hohenstein Institutes scrutinies commissioned by Sympatex.
Based on these external evaluation and certification Sympatex adjusts the individual result of Marijke Schöttmer and her conclusion with respect to the washing resistance of fluorocarbon-free treated Sympatex laminates.
What has been tested?
To determine the water-repellent properties of four different Sympatex laminates treated with fluorocarbon-free Bionic-Finish® Eco DWR, the Hohenstein Institutes conducted spray test measurements according to DIN EN 24920:1992-08A as Mrs. Schöttmer did. The water-repellent properties of the samples were investigated in the original state as well as after 3 and 10 washing cycles at 40 °C (DIN EN ISO 6330:2012-08A).
What result has been obtained?
All products which were tested reached the best spray test grade 5, in the original state as well as after several pre-treatments by washing at 40 °C.
In contrast to Mrs. Schöttmers evaluation the Hohenstein tests underline that the fluorocarbon-free DWR can lead to very good water-repellent properties. This result is based on spray value ratings according to DIN EN 24920:1992-08A in the original state and after pre-treatment by washing at 40 °C.
Sympatex supports expedition project TRAIL OF CHANGE
Trail of Change (TOC) is a scientific expedition project of geomorphologist Hannes Künkel. In his first expedition in August 2013 he and his team from Third Pole will be travelling to the Himalayas. Apart from the challenge of ascending a 8000 m peak the group will be exploring the impact of global warming on glaciers and the high mountain living environment.
Sympatex – known as the ecological alternative among functional textile specialists – supports the project in cooperation with brand partner VAUDE.
Sympatex presents Phaseable® at OutDoor 2013
Sympatex presents Moisture-tech® 360˚
Sympatex increases sales force for the UK
Sympatex video message “fluorocarbons and eco-friendly alternatives”
End of october 2012 Greenpeace released the study “Chemicals for all weathers” which emphazises the ecological problem of PFC (per- and polyfluorinated chemicals) in the textile supply chain. Greenpeace in particular calls on the outdoor industry to replace harmful PFC production chemicals used in coatings with non-hazardous alternatives. During ISPO 2013 Sympatex has informed an interested audience:
- Why should PFC be eliminated?
- Which performance levels can fluorocarbon-free DWR treatments provide?
- What kind of PFC-free products are already available on the market?
These and many other questions have been discussed during the Sympatex info-event at the Sympatex ISPO booth 2013. In the following video interview, Dr. Martin Mayershofer, Director R&D at Sympatex, summarizes the most important aspects regarding this broad field.
ISPO 2013: Sympatex wins ISPO Award with three partner products
ISPO 2013: Sympatex info event on DWR technologies on February 3 and 4, 2013
Sympatex presents the ideal safety equipment at Expoprotection 2012
100% PFC free Sympatex Products
technology, protection and ecology: sympatex presents the ideal safety equipment at the gpec 2012
Stefan brandt to become new director footwear
perfect start of a new partnership: sympatex and triple2 win outdoor industry award 2012
moisture-tech by sympatex successful in EMPA study
Haymo strubel to be new director apparel
Successful sympatex bike festival 2012
sympatex supports young motorsport talent nici pohler
Sympatex bike festival 2012: opening event of the bike season with numerous highlights and testing opportunities
sympatex increases investment in a sustainable production process for a positive carbon footprint result
Lofoten Freeride 2012: Successful international event with sympatex as title sponsor
halti and sympatex start cooperation
Sympatex and young designer Sandra Dörfel win the ISPO Award 2012 with the „3F Jacket"
ISPO 2012: sympatex and chiemsee begin cooperation
moisture-tech by sympatex: unrivalled breathability and performance
Sympatex introduces multifunctional laminates
Sympatex presents mono-material lining laminates for shoes
Sympatex increases recycling: new procedure reduces material usage by up to 15%
Starting signal: Sympatex and Allsport begin a strong collaboration
Sympatex Attends Asia Outdoor Trade Show for the first time
Sympatex continues success in the shoe segment
Strong growth again and new partners in the sports segment
Belowzero and sympatex start a long-term cooperation
Sympatex sponsors BrandNew Award at the Bike EXPO
Financial restructuring largely completed at Ploucquet
Sympatex at the OutDoor 2010: Focus on ecology
VAUDE will be introducing its ecological Teaser Collection “Green Shape” at the 2010 OutDoor and Eurobike trade fairs with sample items to whet the appetite for future VAUDE products
Strong partnership: Sympatex and Ziener extend cooperation
Sympatex Technologies GmbH official BMW Motorsport partner
Strong Brand Alliance for Ecology and High Performance
Change of Upper Management at Ploucquet Holding GmbH and Sympatex Technologies GmbH
High-tech functional protective workwear to withstand the harshest conditions
Sympatex equips the DSLV from now on!
Sympatex wins new partners and expands existing collaborations
Zimtstern and Sympatex: 100% ecological, 100% functional
16. SYMPATEX BIKE Festival
ALWAYS ELEGANT AND DRY ON THE GREEN – THANKS TO NIKE GOLF AND SYMPATEX
SYMPATEX AND BILLABONG PRESENT THE PERFECT SYMBIOSIS OF PERFORMANCE AND ECOLOGY
SYMPATEX® TECHNOLOGIES INTENSIFIES PARTNERSHIPS AND EXPANDS MARKET POSITION
ZIMTSTERN AND SYMPATEX WIN ECO RESPONSIBILITY AWARD AT ISPO WINTER 09
Morgan Stanley and Annex Capital now hold all shares in Sympatex Technologies GmbH and Ploucquet Textiles Zittau GmbH
Sympatex® supports Team Joachim Franz in the battle against Aids
Sympatex and Lundhags present the first fluorocarbon-free functional clothing
Sympatex is showcasing the functionality of the membrane
Perfect combination of performance and environmental protection
Sympatex Technologies consolidates its position on the sports market
Sympatex® becomes bluesign® certified, further strengthening its commitment to environmental protection
Putting Sympatex through its Paces
New Logo and Look for Sympatex®
"Eco-Blue" ski jacket brings Sympatex® the ispo European Ski Award for the second year running
Sympatex®: a membrane that's as recyclable as a PET bottle
Johannes T. Rathmer appointed Head of Street, Business and Leisurewear at Sympatex Technology
Fresh management expertise at Sympatex Technology
The Sympatex presskit includes background information about the company, technologies and ecology in PDF format for download.
- Factsheet Company
- Factsheet Membrane
- Factsheet Ecology
- Factsheet Recycling
- Factsheet bluesign® certification
- Factsheet Fluorocarbons
- Factsheet Sympatex Climate Technology®
- Factsheet Moisture-tech® by Sympatex
- Factsheet Moisture-tech 360®
- Factsheet Phaseable
- Factsheet Art Restoration Protection
- Factsheet Caravan Roof Lining
- Factsheet Multifunctional Jacket
- Factsheet Sympatex breathing glove
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