Pomoca Technologies

What is a skin?

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A PLUSH WITH ANGELED FIBERS...

The plush offers GRIP and GLIDE to the skin. These characteristics vary depending on the material used (nylon, mixed or mohair) and the way the fibers are woven (thicker or thinner, longer or shorter, more or less angled). Normally, a skin that GLIDEs more, GRIPs less.

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...SUBJECT TO VARIOUS TECHNICAL TREATMENTS...

These treatments provide waterproofing for fibers, which is key to preventing snow clumps from forming. Wet fibers can freeze with a change in temperature. When the fibers freeze they attract snow which sticks to the skin, forming clumps. They also give the color to the skins and help with fixing the fibers to the angle/backing, which is why it is important for durability and GLIDE/GRIP.

Technologies
EVER DRY 2.0
EVER DRY 2.0

In the interest of continual improvement, POMOCA’s chemists have developed a new generation of EVER DRY that is gentler on the environment. The EVER DRY 2.0 treatment contains no PFOA, a chemical component that is harmful to the environment. Since April 2015, EVER DRY 2.0 technology has replaced the old EVER DRY in the entire collection of skins from POMOCA and its OEM clients.

EVER DRY 3.0
EVER DRY 3.0

EVER DRY 3.0 represents our largest step forward with respect to the environment: this is the first skin treatment on the market which does not contain any perfluorocarbon, a chemical found to be harmful to the environment. In 2017, EVER DRY 3.0 will be used to treat all Climb Pro Mohair skins, making this the first PFC-Free skin!

GLIDE
GLIDE

Thanks to the exclusive GLIDE process, ski tourers get extra glide with less effort. This treatment, which is applied at the end of the production process and to the entire length of the fiber, makes the skin glide and resist moisture more effectively. Skins with GLIDE offer an effective process for the entire life of the skin, and unique antiglopping performance.

GLIDE PRO
GLIDE PRO

POMOCA has developed a new GLIDE process. With the same application technology, but a new, very high-quality GLIDE PRO product, skins with GLIDE PRO offer exceptional extra glide, which is essential for high-level competitors.

GRIP
GRIP

Good climbing grip is very important. So POMOCA has developed a combination of materials and weaving techniques to combine glide and durability with gripping power. Proper alignment and the fiber attachment systems make POMOCA skins very stable under all conditions and for the entire life of the skin.

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...WITH A LINING...

The lining prevents water transfer from the plush to the adhesive. A lining that is not waterproof causes dampness on the adhesive and reduces its tack (stickiness). The adhesive could come away from the skin and stick to the ski. A quality lining guarantees the correct functioning of the adhesive and also increases resistance to the skin tearing.

Technologies
SAFER SKIN
SAFER SKIN

Exclusive to POMOCA, SAFER SKIN is a 100% waterproof membrane that completely blocks the absorption of moisture and guarantees good glue performance on a dry base. What’s more, SAFER SKIN offers excellent tear resistance and ease of handling. It is very easy to trim the skin, and it remains 100% waterproof after cutting.

SSL
SSL

Thanks to the thinner layers, POMOCA has succeeded in making its classical SAFER SKIN membrane lighter. SAFER SKIN LIGHT (SSL) is 12% lighter which means 150g/m2 kess. SSL makes the pair of skins about 60-75g lighter while remaining 100% waterproof.

SSUL
SSUL

Safer Skin Ultra Light (SSUL) is a membrane combining optimal lightness with the durability of the Safer Skin Light. With the SSUL, POMOCA not only reduces the
weight but also the size of the skin while maintaining the same level of performance.

SSV
SSV

SAFER SKIN VERTICAL is the lightest membrane on the market. The membrane is reduced to its minimal form for the best possible weight optimization. Certainly more fragile, but still 100% waterproof, it offers a light weight that previously was unavailable.

TIPON
TIPON

The new TIPON membrane technology takes advantage of the most recent generation of polysiloxanes. The juxtaposition of two types of induction (a membrane and an adhesive) directly into the fabric guarantees better performance. Skins with TIPON are more compact (40% less volume), light (15% less weight) and easy to use thanks to the new characteristics that surpass existing technologies. Completely waterproof, washable, UV-resistant, and effective even in extreme temperatures, TIPON represents an advance in terms of both safety and comfort.

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...AND AN ADHESIVE

The adhesive attaches the skin to the ski. In cold and wet conditions, adhesion may be difficult: in general, the adhesives do not perform well in water or cold, as it is harder for them to stick in a wet environment (mist or heat in spring/damp snow) or in the cold.

Technologies
TIPON
TIPON

The new TIPON membrane technology takes advantage of the most recent generation of polysiloxanes. The juxtaposition of two types of induction (a membrane and an adhesive) directly into the fabric guarantees better performance. Skins with TIPON are more compact (40% less volume), light (15% less weight) and easy to use thanks to the new characteristics that surpass existing technologies. Completely waterproof, washable, UV-resistant, and effective even in extreme temperatures, TIPON represents an advance in terms of both safety and comfort.