Milliken has worked closely with Legacy Paddlesports to introduce a new line of kayaks made with Tegris, its 100% PP thermoplastic composite, formerly branded as MFT.
“We chose Tegris because the paddler who buys an Ultimate Series kayak wants strength and light weight,” said Andy Zimmerman, President and CEO of Legacy Paddlesports. “Milliken spent the last year working with us to test and perfect ultraviolet durability, abrasion resistance and our production moulding processes.
“Tegris gave us everything we wanted in a composite and nothing we didn’t. The fact that it’s glass-free and fully recyclable is consistent with our responsibilities as stewards of the environment.”
Todd Kleman, Marketing Strategist with Milliken’s Specialty Industrial Business, sees the company’s partnership with Legacy as evidence of the composite’s versatility: “This product launch proves we can customize Tegris to achieve specific performance properties and replicate them in high production volumes.”
Aptiform, the spin-off business of NetComposites, is also active in the moulding of components from this unique family of materials, for a range of applications ranging from electromagetic tranparencies to medical devices.
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