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Cork snowboard wins major international award 2017 ISPO BRANDNEW

Switzerland 31/1/2017

The jury of the biggest start-up competition in the sporting goods industry highlighted the snowboard’s lightness, greater flexibility and sustainability credentials

The innovative cork snowboard developed by the Swiss company, Anticonf, based on Next Core © technology, incorporating cork supplied by Corticeira Amorim, was one of the products distinguished in the 2017 ISPO BRANDNEW awards - one of the most prestigious international awards in the sporting goods industry.
In the 2017 ISPO BRANDNEW competition, the cork snowboard was highlighted for its ecological characteristics and high technical performance.
The award-winning board is the result of an intensive R&D investment by Anticonf, which enabled the Swiss company to develop Next Core © technology – that offers excellent technical-mechanical performance, while being lighter and ensuring greater vibration absorption.
In line with Anticonf’s philosophy of "products designed and made in Switzerland using eco-sourced and recycling-based materials for a minimal environmental impact", the incorporation of cork in the snowboard was motivated by environmental issues, given that cork is a renewable raw material harvested from sustainable forests.
In this context, the adopted solution - that combines cork with bamboo - replaces the previous classic longitudinal wooden core, delivering a board that directs the transmission of energy from the user’s feet to the ends of the board, and also provides greater flexibility and stability (vibration absorption).