TSL designs LyondellBasell CirculenRecover polyamide-based snowshoe


Rotterdam – June 21, 2022 – Based on LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB) CirculateRecover polyamide, sports equipment specialist TSL has created an innovative snowshoe that will delight outdoor sports enthusiasts. The insole of the new snowshoe model is not only based on recycled materials, it also combines extreme resistance with a trendy design.

As a world leader in the development and manufacture of snowshoes, TSL’s values ​​are strongly linked to respect for nature, well-being and innovation. It was therefore natural for TSL to invest in the use of recycled materials for a new model of snowshoes. The challenge of this project was to find a plastic material based on recycled materials, but which at the same time fulfills all the technical and visual requirements. LyondellBasell’s CirculateThe Recover range of products, based on mechanically recycled raw materials, provided the solution.

“Snowshoes in general and their soles in particular are obviously used in extreme conditions,” explains Bruno Viala, business development manager at LyondellBasell. “They must be very resistant to shocks and cold temperatures and also durable over time. These requirements are generally incompatible with plastics made from recycled raw materials. After several meetings and tests, we selected with TSL our CirculateRetrieve the EP PA MV SHI H rating for this project. The product contains approximately 80% recycled material and meets the exacting quality and design standards of TSL’s customers.

“This was our first time working with LyondellBasell on new product development, and we were impressed with their teams’ experience with materials and blending,” said Yoan Bibollet, Development Manager at STL. “The plastic material we selected for the insole ticked all the boxes. We were looking for a deep black colored product which is currently in demand in racket design. Our experts tested the prototypes in real life, under harsh conditions and they passed all the tests without any problems. Plus, it was surprisingly easy to process, which of course delighted our manufacturing teams.

TSL’s durable snowshoe model is now entering series production and will be available for the 2022/2023 winter season.

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About LyondellBasell
As a leader in the global chemical industry, LyondellBasell strives every day to be the safest, best-operated, and most valued company in our industry. The company’s products, materials and technologies advance sustainable solutions for food security, access to clean water, healthcare and energy efficiency in more than 100 international markets. LyondellBasell places a high priority on diversity, equity and inclusion and advances good with a focus on our planet, the communities where we operate and our future workforce. The company takes great pride in its world-class technology and customer focus. LyondellBasell has strengthened its circularity and climate ambitions and actions to address the global challenges of plastic waste and decarbonization. In 2022, LyondellBasell was named one of the “World’s Most Admired Companies” by FORTUNE magazine for the fifth consecutive year. For more information, visit www.lyondellbasell.com or follow @LyondellBasell on LinkedIn.

About TSL
Since its creation, TSL Outdoor has been concerned about sustainable development and manufactures its snowshoes in France. Customers benefit from its proximity and responsiveness since the company has complete control over production (from plastic injection to final assembly). TSL has always been concerned about protecting the environment. A responsible “good neighbour”, the company is strongly attached to the natural environment in which it has the privilege of evolving. The company therefore seeks, from the initial design of the product, to optimize its environmental performance by minimizing its impact (consumption of materials, transport, use, recycling, etc.). TSL invents innovative concepts for all its products and designs ingenious products to meet customer needs. TSL has filed over 60 patents worldwide. For more information, please visit www.tsloutdoor.com or follow @TSLOutdoor on LinkedIn.


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