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Pebax® Rnew® polymer: high-performance bio-based material in sports

Arkema has over 70 years of unique expertise in chemistry derived from castor oil: a raw material of natural origin, enabling our engineers to develop Pebax® polymer that combines sustainability and high-performance for the sports industry.

The partially bio-based Pebax® polymer range is known as Pebax® Rnew® polymers.


In January 2020, our Pebax Powered® Team was at ISPO (Munich) to present the benefits of Pebax® Rnew® polymers in sport and textile applications. In fact, bio-based materials can provide comparable or even enhance performance compared to conventional petrochemical-based material.  That's right, the common misconception that bio-based means lowering performing is just not true in the case of Pebax® polymers!  

Some Sport Brands using Pebax® Rnew® materials


Veja Condor Mesh

Veja won the Product of the Year Award at IPSO for manufacturing the first the first post-petroleum running shoe.

Pebax® Rnew® technology :

  • The Heel support
  • The “V” Logo

Mizuno Wave Prophecy 8, Wave Creation 20, and Wave Rider 24 (coming soon!)

The unique Infinity Wave packs endless superior cushioning to this durable shoe.

Pebax® Rnew® technology :

  • The Wave Plate

Winter sports

SCARPA: Freedom Ski Boot range

Combining several innovations by Scarpa, this range is made of a shell entirely made of Pebax® Rnew® polymer to help achieve maximum lightweight, while protecting the environment.