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Samsonite Introduce Curv Composite to Suitcases

  • Wednesday, 21st September 2005
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Luggage innovator, Samsonite, has harnessed the lightweight strength properties of Curv composite material to develop its latest X’Lite collection of iconic suitcases.

Samsonite have introduced under its premium black label line, the X’Lite collection made from CURV composite material, manufactured by Propex Fabrics GmbH, to create a stylistic range of hand-luggage.

The molecular orientation of CURV enables X’Lite to deliver high-impact strength, performance and abrasion-resistance that is lightweight and environmentally friendly. In a patented process, layers of woven synthetic fabric are compacted together to form a composite sheet. This process produces a self-reinforced material with stiffness, strength and an exceptionally high resistance to impact, even at very low temperatures.

“Samsonite’s use of CURV composite is a revolution in the industry, providing the worldly traveler with the best in performance,” says Quentin Mackay, Samsonite’s Global Creative Director. “With its fast design, chrome finishing, lightweight—yet strong—structure, and custom features, X’Lite is the ultimate object of desire.”

The X’Lite collection comes in a full array of pieces including regular uprights, Spinner uprights (Samsonite’s four-wheel upright that provides zero effort) in hardside and softside/hybrid, garment bags, duffels, backpacks, messenger bags and more.

The X’Lite Uprights are the foundation of the X’Lite collection and is made entirely of CURV, providing the most durable luggage of the collection. The Softside/Hybrid upright offers the hardside CURV material for protection combined with softside, full-grain cowhide leather for flexible packing ease and aesthetic appeal. The X’Lite Hybrid Backpack is the new briefcase for the millennium, incorporating the unique CURV material for lightweight durability.

X’Lite will be available in black and silver from Autumn 2005.


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