Our partnership with research institutes: valuable, assuring quality, and motivating.
The colltex R&D team maintains a permanent exchange of experience with professional circles and closely works with external experts. Their assessments, knowledge, and experience regularly flow into the development of new colltex products. Our three most important partners are:
WSL– Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF, Davos. The institute tests and evaluates for us the gliding, climbing, and abrasion properties of the skins in different snow conditions and temperatures.
Empa – Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, Dübendorf, St. Gall and Thun. A research institute of the ETH Domain, Switzerland. The emphasis of the collaboration is on application-oriented research for fibres and textile surface structures; an extremely important aspect for the development of our climbing-skin piles and waterproof fabrics.
iTV – Institute of Textile Technology and Process Engineering Denkendorf, Germany. The iTV Institute investigates for colltex the interactions of fibre properties, the triboelectric behaviour and the influence of colours in the gliding range.